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Most everyone can recount the history of chess having roots in India, but to see the country taking a prominent (even leading) role in chess expansion is refreshing. The Grand Chess Tour went to Kolkata, India for the first time in an effort to expand the tournament into new markets. Events in both Abidjan, Cote […]

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Chess is used in sports analogies frequently and many athletes will pride their strategic acumen to “playing chess.” While most of these statements are figurative, some athletes are actually passionate about the game. Lennox Lewis is one of the famous names to credit chess as well as the Klitschko brothers (Vladmir and Vitali), Shaun Alexander […]

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The 2019 African Junior Championship was an exciting event with the results very much in doubt until the last round. In general, the tournament is usually dominated by a singular talent, but in this year’s event, the top-seeds had to hold off the competition until the very end. WFM Luiza Pires (Angola) and GM Adham […]

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Today, seven youths from the Ivory Coast will trek to neighboring country of Ghana to compete in the 2019 African Junior Championships. The past several years have seen the Ivory Coast take substantial steps toward relevancy in the chess world. At the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway, the Ivorian delegation make an impression with […]

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Journalists use their pens in a variety of ways. With a deft hand and cunning mind, a single article can move hearts, spur thoughts, and enrich souls. In the chess arena, a journalist has the task of presenting the intrigue of the royal game. Jamaal Abdul-Alim has been able to hold this intrigue in his […]

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2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) FINALS   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 pts. Ding Liren ½ 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 0 4 Radjabov ½ 0 1 ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 1 6 3rd-4th PLACE   Flag 1 2 3 4 […]

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2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (Quarterfinals) 1 Ding Liren CHN 1½-½ Alexander Grischuk RUS 2 Yu Yangyi CHN 5-4 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 3 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 2½-1½ Levon Aronian ARM 4 Teimour Radjabov AZE 1½-½ Jeffery Xiong USA Official Brackets Xiong’s run is over… Russia is out… China guaranteed a finalist […]

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GM Jeffery Xiong at 2019 World CupPhoto by Kirill Merkuryev Jeffery Xiong’s run at the 2019 World Cup is over, but will not be forgotten for a long time. In perhaps his biggest moment on one of the world’s biggest stages, the 18-year old exceeded all expectations by reaching the quarterfinals. His combination of creativity, […]

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2019 World Chess CupSeptember 9th-October 4th, 2019(Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 4) 1 Ding Liren CHN 3-1 Kirill Alekseenko RUS 2 Alexander Grischuk RUS 2½-1½ Leinier Domínguez USA 3 Ian Nepomniachtchi RUS ½-1½ Yu Yangyi CHN 4 Vitiugov, Nikita RUS 1½-½ Wesley So USA 5 Maxime Vachier-Lagrave FRA 1½-½ Peter Svidler RUS 6 Le Quang Liem […]

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Zahir Muhammad at the 2018 Denker Tournament of Champions against FM Maggie Feng. Photo courtesy of Zahir Muhammad Zahir Muhammad, 17, has a vision. It is a vision that is often stated by many in the Black community. Muhammad is a slender 6’3″ and has the frame of a point guard, and while he does […]

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The 2019 Florida State Championship is back on again! After Hurricane Dorian wreaked havoc in the Bahamas and was headed toward southern Florida, emergency measures were taken and the Labor Day weekend tournament had to be cancelled. Florida Chess Association (FCA) Board Member and tournament organizer NM Bryan Tillis has announced the rescheduled dates for […]

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Nature takes no prisoners when it comes to expressing it relentless power. The latest evidence has taken place in the western hemisphere and it goes by the moniker of “Dorian.” The hurricane whipped up tremendous energy and has devastated large parts of the Bahamas while largely sparing Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. These islands […]

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The New Orleans Film Society presents its lineup for the 2019 New Orleans Film Festival. This arena is to showcase the talent of filmmakers and to bring to light many fascinating stories that would otherwise go untold. Chess is one such activity that has as many stories as there are players. There is a film […]

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Egypt still Valley of Kings and Queens! Bassem Amin sings Egyptian anthem.Photo by Mohamed Bounaji Going into the popular blitz segment, everyone knew the Egyptians would be tough to beat. However, Africa has many strong blitzers throughout the continent and the Internet has made it more popular than ever. Who would be able to unseat […]

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Egypt Double Gold in Rapids! In individual rapid event at #AfricanGames2019 OpenGM Ahmed Adly Egypt ?? GOLD ?GM Bassem Amin Egypt ?? SILVER ?FM Harold Wanyama Uganda ?? BRONZE ? WomenWGM Shrook Wafa Egypt ?? GOLD ?WFM Lorita Mwango Zambia ?? SILVER ?WIM Sabrina Letreche Algeria ?? BRONZE ? pic.twitter.com/raxfHom1SO — Daaim Shabazz (@thechessdrum) August […]

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