We witnessed recently, a series of draws in the classical games of the World Chess Championship Match.
The renown that riches or beauty confer is fleeting and frail; mental excellence is a splendid and lasting possession.
“Congratulations to Magnus Carlsen, World Champion once more! Valiant fight from Caruana. Pushed Magnus to show his best, and, unfortunately for Caruana, today he did!” – A tweet from Garry Kasparov, a previous World Chess Champion World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen retained his title in London, England, on Wednesday last, as he outplayed his worthwhile challenger Fabiano Caruana.
Since he became chess champion of the world in 2013 following his defeat of Viswanathan Anand, Magnus Carlsen, 27, can be described as the light of the chess world.
Chess contains the concentrated essence of life. In chess, as in life, when people cannot figure out what you are doing, they are kept in a state of terror — waiting, uncertain, confused – Robert Greene, The 48 Laws of Power The World Championship of Chess is riddled with suppositions.
“Never let anyone know what you are thinking,” Mario Puzo, The Godfather Guyana’s progressiveness in chess hinges on spreading the royal game to the four corners of the country.
The creation of the top title of chess Grand Master for Guyana is not a doomed struggle.
By encouraging our appearance at the 2018 Chess Olympiad, President of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) James Bond has cast the nation’s involvement in international chess in concrete.
Guyana shone brightly at the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. After the dust had settled, and the analyses were considered, we emerged with a triumph of hope for our foremost chess aspirants.
“We are focused on the administration of chess to increase our reach throughout Guyana.
The Guyana team seeking eminence at the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, entered the penultimate round of the competition with mixed fortunes albeit with more losses than victories.
Guyana was the first team to be interviewed at the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, for the popular online magazine, Chess Base.
Guyana’s finest players departed these shores on Wednes-day to represent the nation at the 43rd Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia.
The World Junior Chess Championships end today in Gebze, Turkey, and Iran is set to make its presence felt in an unforgettable manner.
And when he had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
Moldovan Chess Grandmaster Viktor Bologan paid a brief courtesy visit to Guyana last week to examine ways of enhancing the development of the game.
Whether it is the sensational Olympic games or the lesser idolized chess Olympiad, the participants’ wish is to fully realize they have the undeniable support of an entire nation.
American chess grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura emerged triumphant at the elite Saint Louis Rapid and Blitz leg of the Grand Chess Tour, which has become one of the world’s foremost chess events.
Two Saturdays ago, the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF), hosted a successful dinner at the Promenade Gardens to support its future chess endeavours.
Last evening, the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) organized a paid dinner at the Promenade Gardens to assist with the travelling expenses of a team journeying to the 2018 Chess Olympiad.
The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) will host a dinner at the Promenade Gardens, Middle St, on Saturday, July 28, from 7 pm, the first of a series of fundraisers to facilitate a team travelling to the 2018 Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia, in September.
Of the over 1,600 chess grandmasters worldwide, just 36 are women. Why is this so?
National chess players Anthony Drayton and Loris Nathoo each won games against higher-ranked FIDE chess players at the strong Jamaican Open Tournament in Kingston, Jamaica, recently.
India’s child chess player, Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, became the world’s second youngest Grandmaster in the history of the ancient game at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 14 days on June 24, in Italy.
National chess champion Wendell Meusa and national chess player Loris Nathoo are representing Guyana in the Jamaican Open Chess Championship which is ongoing in Kingston, Jamaica.
Forbes Burnham (a former president of Guyana) used to say local chess was not meant for the upper echelons of society, although it was originally proclaimed as the game of kings.
When serious chess activity is contained in the local arena, chess players love to say as they refer to the uncertain situation, “All is quiet on the western front,” the title of a book on World War 11 by Erich Maria Remarque.
Two Fridays ago, on May 25, the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) held a prize-giving cocktail reception at the National Racquet Centre to honour the winners of the national men, women and junior championships in addition to the attractive Clash of Champions chess tournament.
The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) has named the men and women’s teams who will represent Guyana at the 43rd Chess Olympiad in September in Batumi, Georgia.
We have a fair idea of the composition of the team that will represent Guyana at the Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia in September.
National chess champion Wendell Meusa and Yolander Persaud have each gained the maximum three points in their quest to claim victories in the Champion of Champions chess tournament.
The World Chess Federation (FIDE) has released its May 2018 Ratings and Guyana is included.
When the two ears are put side by side [they form] the shape of a heart.
John London, a Berbician father of two teenage sons, Marley, 17, and Darwin, 16, in a letter published on April 11 in the Stabroek News, expressed some dissatisfaction with the manner in which the Junior Team was chosen to represent Guyana at the 7th Carifta Chess Tournament in Suriname.
I waited patiently for the Lord. He turned to me and heard my cry for help, He pulled me out of a horrible pit, out of the mud and clay.
A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
When your past calls, don’t answer. It has nothing new to say. – Anonymous American grandmaster Fabiano Caruana won the elite World Championship Candidates Chess Tournament in Berlin on Tuesday by an impressive full point.
A new breeze is blowing, and a nation refreshed by freedom stands ready to push on.
The seven-round National Chess Championships continued yesterday and will conclude today at the National Resource Centre, Woolford Avenue.
Who will win the 2018 National Senior Chess Championship? The question is uppermost in our minds.
“Tactics is knowing what to do when there is something to do; strategy is knowing what to do when there is nothing to do.” – Savielly Tartakower, chess grandmaster Chess is a military game.
“[Chess] makes man wiser and far-sighted.” – Vladimir Putin, during the 2001 World Championship knockout in Moscow, as quoted in Chess Base.
There is some sort of expectation that the top finishers of the National Chess Championship would be guaranteed a place on the Guyana team for the spectacular biennial 2018 Chess Olympiad in September.
The policy implemented by the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) of hosting a preliminary qualifying tournament to determine the participants for the 2018 National Chess Championship is admirable.
Countries and governments vary vastly in size and ‘weight’… That does not mean that the biggest, meanest countries always get their way: their huge resources may not be easy to apply on the scale that counts.
One of the things that first attracted me to chess is that it brings you into contact with intelligent, civilized people – men of the stature of Garry Kasparov, the former world champion, who was my part-time coach.
India’s chess superstar Viswanathan Anand, Holland’s Anish Giri, Azerbaijan’s Shakhriyar Mamedyarov and the US’s Wesley So are co-leaders in the exclusive Masters category of the Tata Steel Chess Tournament ongoing in Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands, after five rounds of the 13-game competition.
2017 was a great year for world chess. The column highlighted whatever was of importance in chess locally and internationally.
Chess grandmasters Viswanathan Anand and Ju Wenjun, and Magnus Carlsen and Nana Dzagnidze completed 2017 in fine style as they won the World Rapid Championships and the World Blitz Championships.
Guyana’s chess for 2017 has both been invigorating and disappointing. On the positive side, the Berbice Chess Association was established, an overture was made to the Georgetown Prison, Guyana was represented at an important World Chess Federation (FIDE) overseas meeting, the Berbice Inter-Schools Chess Championship was held and Guyana won the inaugural Caribbean Chess Cup.