Chess with Errol

Manager of Outback Adventures Yuvindra Sookraj, sponsor of the Berbice Rapid Chess Tournament (left) with the winners of last Sunday’s Berbice Tournament. Standing next to Sookraj are (from left ) Davion Mars (third), Anthony Drayton (first), Omesh Dyal (Best Junior), Wendell Meusa (second) and Kriskal Persaud (Best Berbice Player).
Manager of Outback Adventures Yuvindra Sookraj, sponsor of the Berbice Rapid Chess Tournament (left) with the winners of last Sunday’s Berbice Tournament. Standing next to Sookraj are (from left ) Davion Mars (third), Anthony Drayton (first), Omesh Dyal (Best Junior), Wendell Meusa (second) and Kriskal Persaud (Best Berbice Player).

Drayton beats Meusa to win Berbice tournament

GTT’s Anthony Drayton avenged a recent defeat by Wendell Meusa to take the Berbice Chess Association’s one-day, rapid chess tournament last Sunday.

Wendell Meusa (seated at centre) was the winner of the third Gaico Construction chess tournament. On his left is Anthony Drayton (second place) and at right is Ronuel Greenidge (third). Runners-up of the tournament with medals were (from left) Frankie Farley, Davion Mars, Loris Nathoo and Shiv Nandalall. Flanking the group are the arbiters/tournament directors John Lee (left) and Rashad Hussein (right).
Wendell Meusa (seated at centre) was the winner of the third Gaico Construction chess tournament. On his left is Anthony Drayton (second place) and at right is Ronuel Greenidge (third). Runners-up of the tournament with medals were (from left) Frankie Farley, Davion Mars, Loris Nathoo and Shiv Nandalall. Flanking the group are the arbiters/tournament directors John Lee (left) and Rashad Hussein (right).

One-day tournament set for Berbice today

A seven-round Swiss system tournament will be held today from 10 am by the Berbice Chess Association at the University of Guyana’s Tain Campus, Corentyne.

In competitive chess, sometimes the younger play the older and the weak play the strong. The younger is not necessarily the weaker player, especially in this era where young people have technological aides. Garry Kasparov and Magnus Carlsen became world chess champions in their early 20. In photo, Mahir Rajkumar (first, left) of Mae’s Schools, shakes hands with Oluwadare Oyeyipo, of Marian Academy, at the Topco Junior Rapid Chess Tournament last Sunday. The handshake is compulsory before the start of every chess game. (Photo by John Lee)  

Meusa, Singh win Gaico 3, Topco tournaments

The robust Gaico Construc-tion 3 and the Topco Junior Chess tournaments ended last Sunday at the National Resource Centre on an exuberant note with some of the participants expressing satisfaction at the new wave of competitions.

First place winners St Stanislaus College. From left are Jaden Taylor, Ghansham Alijohn, Chelsea Juma and Jorrel Troyer (Photo by John Lee)

School chess competition offers hope

It may be convenient to repeat the words of Mikhail Gorbachev following the G7 summit of 1991: “The ice has started moving… and the icebreaker is on its way toward renewal.” Ever since the Guyana Chess Association was established in the early 1970s, there was a clear need for a vibrant, unsophisticated and comprehensive schools’ chess programme.

During the Gaico Grand Prix chess tournament, which ended last Sunday, children were as much in evidence as were seasoned adults and teenaged girls. At left is Joshua Khan, 6, facing Linden’s Justino Da Silva. Many of the children attend Mae’s Schools. Throughout the tournament, Khan was in high spirits and looked forward to playing his next opponent. (Photo: John Lee)

Ten win grand prix points

The Gaico Grand Prix chess tournament was a fulfilling one, taking into consideration its turnout, the distribution of grand prix points, the prizes and the promise of Olympiad favour.

Decision day for Guyana Chess Federation

The 2019 elections of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) is to be held today during the federation’s annual general meeting, which is scheduled to start at 10 am at the National Resource Centre, Woolford Avenue.

Mamedyarov wins Riga Grand Prix

Azerbaijani chess grandmaster Shakhriyar Mamedyarov defeated the French No 1 grandmaster Maxime Vachier-Lagrave to win the vital FIDE Grand Prix in Riga, Latvia, last week.

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