FM Elliott notches 7th Jamaican title!
FM WARREN ELLIOTT – TOAST OF AWARDS! FM Warren Elliott was the toast of the awards ceremony recently staged by the Jamaica Chess Federation (“JCF”) at Christar Villas Hotel to honour the prize-winners in the 2015 Jamaican Chess Championship and the 2015 President’s Invitational tournament, respectively. FM Warren Elliott (centre)…Read More »
Olape wins Millionaire Chess Satellite in Nigeria!
Lekan Adeyemi, President, Nigeria Chess Federation gives opening remarks. The second of three Millionaire Chess Satellite tournaments in Africa was held at Chevron Event Centre in Gbagada, Lagos. The nine-round content concluded in Lagos this past weekend with an exciting playoff. The first round of the Lagos Millionaire Satellite Chess…Read More »
Corbin unleashes “Elephant” @ World Open
An “unretired” FM Philip Corbin drawing Billy Turner at the 2014 World Open. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. With the World Open only a few weeks away, we always seem to refer back to novel games of that tournament whether played on the very top boards or boards in the amateur…Read More »
Fischer biopic, “PAWN SACRIFICE”
As I walked into a local theater to watch “Ex Machina,” a preview of a chess movie was being played. It immediately brought a smile to my face and looked very promising. As I watched the Fischer character (Tobey McGuire) in a fitful rage, I imagined that this movie would…Read More »
Chess-Coach.net Summer Camp (June 8th-12th)
Frank Johnson will host a summer chess camp beginning this weekend in Atlanta, Georgia. Children ages 5 to 9 are welcome to start off their summer vacation by attending this fun-filled event! There will be chess instruction, games, food and outdoor activities. Children at all experience levels are encouraged. For…Read More »
GM Carlsson joins ground-breaking event!
GM Pontus Carlsson has embarked on a project of social responsibility by helping to organise “Näringslivet tillsammans med Förorten”. This initiative is an effort to create more inclusion of people of ethnic minorities in Sweden through chess. Chess benefits millions because of its widespread appeal to all regardless of social…Read More »
Katinsenge top sport administrator in Botswana
Keenese Katisenge The Public Relations Director of Botswana Chess Federation was crowned the administrator of the year by Botswana National Sports Council. Ms. Keenese Katisenge won the award after she was nominated along side two other administrators. She is highly credited for being instrumental in the promotion of chess in…Read More »
2015 Millionaire Chess Satellite (Lagos, Nigeria)
Millionaire Chess Open is gearing up for its second edition in October with three very important events. Back in January it was announced that the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa (KCFA) would support the MC mission by organizing three satellite tournaments in Africa. The first one was successfully held in Nairobi,…Read More »
MCsquared = $1,000,000 + $1,000,000
We have heard of Einstein’s theory of relativity of e=mc2. The Millionaire Chess organization just came up with its own energetic formula called “Millionaire Square” which comes out to $1,000,000 prize fund plus an additional $1,000,000 for a special contest. Here is Ashley’s explanation… Millionaire Chess is excited to announce…Read More »
Millionaire Chess Discount… THIS weekend!!
The Millionaire Chess organization is offering a one-time discount at $1,099 for entry into to the second event of the franchise. On March 1st, the entry fee went up to $1,250, but for the weekend of May 29th-31st, entrants will be able to enter for nearly the original price. A…Read More »