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A couple months ago, GM Nigel Short contacted The Chess Drum and mentioned that St. Vincent and the Grenadines would become a provisional FIDE member. At the 92nd General Assembly meeting, St. Vincent as well as Belize, Dominica and Niger became full FIDE members. St. Vincent & Grenadines Back in 2019, Short and Ian Wilkinson […]

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Following are my reflections on the World Chess Championship that took place in Dubai, UAE. For years I have been doing reflection pieces for major events. It is enjoyable to go back and relive these memories. What makes this more special was that it occurred during World Expo 2020. I will also include my impressions […]

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For three years, the chess world has anticipated the next competitor for World Champion Magnus Carlsen. The time has come and on November 26th the champion will take on challenger Ian Nepomniachtchi of Russia for all the glory. The closing of the 14-game match will be December 16th (including tiebreaks). Regulations can be found here. […]

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Prison chess has always been seen as a tremendous outlet for inmates. “Life of a King” was a compelling movie that showed how chess could help inmate pass the time and also get a look at their own thoughts for self-analysis. In the inaugural Intercontinental Online Chess Championship for Prisoners, 42 teams from 31 countries […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (FINALS, 3rd Place) 1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS ½-½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 0-1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR Official Brackets Finals (Open, 3rd place), Game 1 Wednesday, 4 August 2021 Karjakin-Duda are “Quick Draw McGraw”… Carlsen bashes Fedoseev Both Sergey Karjakin and Jan-Krzysztof Duda seem […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 6) 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR ½-½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS ½-½ Karjakin, Sergey RUS Official Brackets Semifinals (Open), Finals (Women), Game 1 Sunday, 1 August 2021 Semifinal games drawn… Kosteniuk breaks through in opener Magnus Carlsen is looking to get to the […]

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On April 19th, the 2020 World Candidates tournament will resume after being postponed to due the COVID-19 pandemic that swept the globe. There is optimism and relief that over-the-board chess will resume this season after the world essentially hibernated to ride out the pandemic. Early last year, it appeared that the tournament would be in […]

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Levon Aronian has completely started a new chapter in life.He is with his new love, Ani Ayvazyan and dog “Ponchik“.Photo by Armenian Aravot Shocking report out of Armenia today as the chess world is grappling with news that Levon Aronian, the country’s top player will emigrate to the U.S. This is after political turmoil within […]

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Susan Namangale President of Malawi Chess Federation We’ve heard of “Queen of Katwe,” but what about “Queen of Lilongwe?” Malawi is making moves and is poised for a banner year with Susan Namangale at the helm. Two years ago she gave an interview to Africa Chess Media in which she gave her background and evolution […]

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Remembering late Jamaican chess legend Robert Wheeler by Bertram Scott Robert Wheeler, one of Jamaica’s legendary chess players and administrators, was one of the founding members of the Jamaica Chess Federation. Jamaica chess legend Robert Wheeler passed away on Tuesday, June 30, at the Kingston Public Hospital at age 70, and leaves behind great memories […]

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