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  • 2009 World Team Championship (Bursa, Turkey)

    Many of the world’s top chess federations will assemble in the Bursa province of Turkey for the World Team Championships. Some of the notable teams represent perennial powers Russia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Israel and USA. Also included in the field is India, the world’s #6 team Despite the fact that World…

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  • Adu sets sights on Trinidad, UAE

    International Master Oladapo Adu nixed plans to compete in Tripoli, Libya in the African Championship, but has a busy schedule which includes competing in the Caribbean Chess Carnival in Port of Spain, Trinidad from August 4th-9th. This event is hosted by the Trinidad Chess Foundation and organized by Edison Raphael.…

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  • The Drum goes to Qatar!

    The Chess Drum’s Dr. Daaim Shabazz will be in Doha, Qatar next week to visit local universities and will certainly seek out the chess venues. The small nation on the Arabian peninsula is home to GM Mohamed al-Modiahki and his wife GM Zhu Chen. Zhu now plays under the Qatari…

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  • Interesting story from Bahrain

    2009 Arcapita Open (Manama, Bahrain) There was an interesting story on ChessBase about the Arcapita International Open in Bahrain. It appears many parts of the world are moving forth with their development plans in chess. I actually traveled to Bahrain in 2002 before Kramnik’s match with Deep Fritz. There was…

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  • World Chess Beat (August 2008)

    This new feature will provide briefs on some of the latest chess news around the world. Feel free to post comments and/or add chess news that would be of interest to the general audience on current events. World Junior Championship (August 2nd-August 16th) – A strong field is assembled in…

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  • 2008 Asian Youth… glimpse of future

    There is a very nice photo-report of the Asian Youth Championships held in Tehran, Iran. FM Arash Akbarinia is a frequent contributor to ChessBase and has filed a brief report with some very nice pictures. Focusing heavily on European events, these reports are always a welcome sight. It is the…

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