Lenderman wins 2015 World Open!
Alex Lenderman continues a nice run of tournaments after winning the 2015 World Open. Lenderman actually tied with seven other players to finish the tournament on 7/9. Of course all players will be considered co-champions, but there were be a playoff tiebreak to decide who would receive the additional $300.00.…Read More »
2015 World Open (Arlington, Virginia)
43rd Annual World Open June 30-July 5, 2015 Hyatt Regency Crystal City 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway Arlington, Virginia The historic World Open was held this past weekend at Crystal City Hyatt in Arlington, Virginia for the third consecutive year before returning to Philadelphia. This year made even more apparent that…Read More »
Adia Onyango: Kingsman’s MVP
Bob Ali reports that Adia Onyango was the team MVP based on her performance in the Bankers Athletic Chess League. The Kingsmen finished third in the regular season and made it to the championship playoffs. Onyango scored 5/9 and has eclipsed 2000 in the league’s rating system. This is the…Read More »
MC Open registration deadline 6-30-15!
The commemoration of the successful Millionaire Chess Open is currently available at Amazon books. This handsome edition bring back the wonderful series of events that makes of the MC mystique. Filled with incredible photos and annotated games, it is a wonderful addition to coffee tables and bookshelves. The organization is…Read More »
Bennett hosts 2015 DC Summer Series
DC SUMMER QUICK SERIES I A US Chess Federation (USCF) Rated Chess Tournament Friday June 19, 2015 New Community Church 614 ‘S’ Street NW Washington, D.C. 20001 ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE USCF! USCF membership can be purchased online at: https://secure2.uschess.org/webstore/member.php 4SS, G/15. (4 rounds Swiss System; each…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 »
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 »
Ronald Simpson Scholastic Tournament!
A scholastic tournament in the memory of FM Ron Simpson is being held on tomorrow. Simpson was raised in Brooklyn where he became a fixture in the New York scene and the “Black Bear School of Chess” with many of the key figures in the Black chess community. Bob Ali…Read More »