• Brooklyn Castle: A Tribute to Chess Parents

    I have seen a number of chess movies such as “Searching for Bobby Fischer,” “Fresh” and “The Luhzin Defense“. I recently ordered “Brooklyn Castle” shortly after it became available on download since my review copy had not arrived. So this review is a bit late. It was released on October…

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  • Philip Corbin’s bio, “Calypso Chess”

    Dr. Philip Corbin has had a very venerable career in Barbadian or “Bajan” chess. He is perhaps known most for his swashbuckling attacking style and affinity for the Elephant Gambit (seen in the photo). For the past several years Corbin has been working on a compilation of his games and…

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  • Book Review: Three Moves Ahead

    There are other books on this marriage including one written by Garry Kasparov titled, “How Life Imitates Chess: Making the Right Moves, from the Board to the Boardroom.” There is a book written by Mark McNeilly titled, “Sun Tzu and the Art of Business.” I believe this is one better…

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  • Historic Moments: ‘Magnificence in Bled: The 35th Chess Olympiad’

    “Magnificence In Bled: The 35th Chess Olympiad” Author: Ian WilkinsonPublisher: LMH Publishing LimitedReviewed by: Balford Henry For the past two years “chess don” Ian Wilkinson has not only served the Jamaica Chess Federation (JCF) as its president, but has worked feverishly on completing his book, “Magnificence In Bled: The 35th…

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  • In Search of Luzhin’s Defence

    Many chess players have no doubt seen The Luzhin Defence, a movie based off the novel (of the same name) by Vladimir Nabokov. In viewing this movie, one cannot help but to feel empathy for the main character Alexander Ivanovich Luzhin, an eccentric Russian Grandmaster played credibly by John Turturro.…

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