South America

  • Ivanchuk robbed in São Paulo!

    Vassily Ivanchuk is leading the Bilbao Masters tournament with a strong performance and was in good spirits after the first half of the tournament. However, his experience in Brazil took a turn for the worse when assailants robbed them at gunpoint 20 meters from the hotel while they waited for…

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  • Justus Williams headed to Pan-Ams in Brazil

    Justus Williams at the U.S. Chess School. Photo by Elizabeth Vicary. Justus Williams recently participated in a U.S. Chess School program in Dallas along with nine other talented scholastic players. Williams will participate in the Pan-American Youth Championship in Bento Goncalves, Brazil from August 1st to August 11th. It will…

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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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  • 2009 World Junior Championship

    WORLD JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2009 Mar del Plata – Province of Buenos Aires – Argentina 21 October to 4 November 2009 The International Chess Federation (FIDE), the Confederation of Chess for America (CCA), the Argentina Chess Federation and the Mar del Plata Chess Federation, have the honour to invite all…

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  • Subzonal in 2.3.5 in full swing!

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  • 2006 Pan-Am Games (Cuenca, Ecuador)

    The site champions the success of Black chess players, or those of African ancestry... includes interviews, playble chess games, puzzles, essays, and current chess news from around the world.

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  • History of Afro-Brazilian Chess

    While in Brazil last March, I often scanned the landscape for any sign of chess activity. Of course, chess is played widely in Brazil and the populous country produces some of the strongest players in Latin America. However, when I asked a lecturer about this history of chess among Afro-Brazilians,…

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  • Historic Moments: Jorge Renteriá & Afro-Colombian Chess

    Colombia, a land of 37 million lying at the northwest region of South America, has long been one of the most active nations in the sport of chess. GM Alonso Zapata is perhaps the most famous player and remains as the country’s top player. However, other players are rising. One…

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  • The Beauty of Capoeira and Chess

    The first I remember seeing the art of capoeira was as a Ph.D. student at Clark Atlanta University when some of the avowed Afrocentric students were “playing” on the yard. I had heard of this deadly art, but here were students moving rhythmically to the beat of the drum (atabaque)…

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