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  • Simutowe in Netherlands for GM norm quest!

    IM Amon Simtuowe. Photo © Fred Lucas www.fredlucas.eu. Round 1: IM Puchen Wang, New Zealand – Simutowe, 0-1 Round 2: GM Nona Gaprindashvili, Georgia – Simutowe – 0-1 Round 3: Simutowe – Vincent Rothuis, the Netherlands, 1-0 Round 4: IM Willy Hendriks, the Netherlands – Simutowe, 0-1 Round 5: Simutowe – GM Oscar Panno, Argentina,…

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  • Historic Moments: ‘Magnificence in Bled: The 35th Chess Olympiad’

    “Magnificence In Bled: The 35th Chess Olympiad” Author: Ian WilkinsonPublisher: LMH Publishing LimitedReviewed by: Balford Henry For the past two years “chess don” Ian Wilkinson has not only served the Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) as its president, but has worked feverishly on completing his book, “Magnificence In Bled: The 35th…

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  • Reflections on the Mallorca Olympiad

    Looking back on my first Olympiad, it was by all counts a very positive experience. I got to reunite with a few chess friends, see players whom I have covered for the past four years and interact with some of the top chess personalities in the world. On the other…

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  • Historic Moments: Medina Parrilla at 2003 World Championships in Greece

    Lapshun and Parrilla play a game against a picturesque backdrop. Bronx native, Medina Parrilla journeyed to Halkidiki, Greece to compete in the Under-12 championships and scored a respectable 6-5. The Bronx Times’ Noah Fowle penned an article about the 12-year old star and although she downplayed the attention she has…

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  • Jamaica @ Chess Olympiad (Bled, Slovenia)

    The 35th Chess Olympiad in Bled, Slovenia through a Jamaican Microscope: A Fantastic Sojourn by Ian Wilkinson (Kingston, Jamaica, WEST INDIES) “A tower of nine stories begins with a heap of earth. The journey of a thousand li starts from where one stands.” – Tao-te Ching (Chapter 64 by Lao…

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  • Historic Moments: Olympiad Photo Galleries

    2002 Olympiad Photo Galleries Gallery #1 (Jerry Bibuld – USA) Gallery #2 (Jerry Bibuld – USA)Gallery #3 (Jerry Bibuld – USA) Gallery #4 (Jerry Bibuld – USA) Gallery #5 (Jerry Bibuld – USA) Gallery #6 (Jerry Bibuld – USA) Gallery #7 (Jerry Bibuld – USA) Gallery #8 (Jerry Bibuld –…

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  • The Black Genesis of Chess – Moors of Spain

    Chess is a game that we all love and enjoy for its build-up of tension and it infinite possibilities. Black chess players have recently begun to make headway into the upper echelons of the international chess arena. However, there was a historical precedent for Blacks in a mighty people who…

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