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Jerome Works(April 1, 1955 – September 5, 2021)Photo Jerome Works (Facebook) There is a unique power in humility. It has an endearing quality when one wears it. It puts us at ease but also empowers. It is the trait that Jerome Works carried with him until his last words this past Sunday, September 5th, when […]

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Unfortunately, National Master Rene Phillips of New Orleans knows a thing or two about hurricanes. His memories are still fresh from the 2005 onslaught known as “Hurricane Katrina,” a disaster that resulted in scores of damage to the iconic city and destroying everything he owned. Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane, unleashed a wrath of death […]

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Burundi became a member of FIDE in 1999, two years after launching the chess federation known as “Fédération de Jeu d’Echecs du Burundi” or the acronym, FECHEBU. On August 15th, they had their elections and Wilfried Ntamatungiro received 17/24 votes to become the incoming President. Formerly the rating official of FECHEBU, he will take the […]

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Tanitoluwa AdewumiPhoto by Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation Tanitoluwa Adewumi has been in the public eye since his story hit the news two years ago. He has also been popular is social media and appeared last year in a Puzzle Rush challenge match on Hikaru Nakamura’s Twitch channel. Since then, “Tani” has continued to make progress […]

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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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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 6) 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 1-0 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL ½-½ Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND 3 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS ½-½ Tabatabaei, Amin IRI 4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 0-1 Shankland, Sam USA Official Brackets Round 6, Game 1 Wednesday, 28 July 2021 Shankland’s […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 5) Bracket 1 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR ½-½ Esipenko, Andrey RUS 2 Bacrot, Etienne FRA ½-½ Piorun, Kacper POL Bracket 2 3 Grischuk, Alexander RUS ½-½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 4 Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND ½-½ Durarbayli, Vasif AZE Bracket 3 5 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS ½-½ […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 4) Bracket 1 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR ½-½ Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2 Dubov, Daniil RUS ½-½ Esipenko, Andrey RUS 3 Ponkratov, Pavel RUS 0-1 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 4 Piorun, Kacper POL 1-0 Sindarov, Javokhir USA Bracket 2 5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS ½-½ Korobov, Anton UKR […]

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Round 3, Game 1 Sunday, 18 July 2021 Shakhriyar Mamedyarov goes down… Carissa Yip scores big win! GM Bassem Amin (Egypt)Photo by IM Eric Rosen There were some FIDE World Cup viewers who were clamoring for Bassem Amin’s game. While it may go unnoticed to most, Amin is an iconic figure in African and Egyptian […]

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Arkady Dvorkovich, FIDE President Photo by Eric Rosen Today is a big day for the chess world as 309 players (206 open, 103 women) from 93 federations have assembled in Sochi, Russia to compete in the World Cup tournament. This will be the first event involving all federations since the COVID scourge swept the globe […]

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