Following a full two weeks of elite international chess, Armenian grandmaster Levon Aronian toppled each of his opponents to emerge victorious in the 2017 World Cup.
The most accurate chess thinkers worldwide, the most prolific grandmasters in the world, 128 of them, began the 2017 FIDE World Cup with solid hopes of taking one of the two qualifying spots for next year’s Candidates Tournament.
One of the selected aspirations of a chess grandmaster is to become a world chess champion.
You explain deep mysteries, because even the dark is light to you. – Daniel: 2:22 It was 45 years ago, that American Bobby Fischer, challenged Boris Spassky of the then Soviet Union, for the world chess championship title; today that story is still being repeated, analyzed and debated.
In his largely entertaining and insightful book, Grandmasters of Chess Pulitzer prize winner and music critic/chess correspondent for the New York Times, Harold C Schonberg, tells us about the origin of the word grandmaster.
In 2005 when he retired from active competition, Russian Grandmaster and World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov was the highest-ranked player in the world.
At the St Louis Rapid and Blitz Tournament the chess world eagerly awaited the re-emergence of the former 13th world champion from Russia, Garry Kasparov.
When the finest chess players on the planet clash in the same competition, no one, not even the world champion, is safe.
Chinese woman chess grandmaster Hou Yifan, 23, a former chess prodigy and three-time Women’s World Champion, emerged victorious in the 50th Biel Chess Festival in Switzerland last week.
Following a six-month period of non-activity in tangible chess playing, the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) is back on stage in the local limelight.
Teimour Radjabov, a chess grandmaster from Azerbaijan who is ranked Number 32 in the world, placed first in the recent FIDE Grand Prix in Geneva.
The game (chess) has always been thought of as a relatively pure measure of intellect, and the presence of a Soviet atop the world rankings signalled to the empire’s subjects, no matter how poor and starving they may have been, that they possessed some sort of superiority – Jack Dickey, in an article titled “Can Garry Kasparov stay a move ahead of Vladimir Putin?” Sports Illustrated, July 2017.
Berbice is traditionally known for its rich political and academic history, and its fabulously outstanding cricketing showmanship.
It is a significant truth that World Chess Champion Norway’s Magnus Carlsen, 26, the person who holds the highest chess rating in the world at 2832, cannot be sidelined for long.
The world recently witnessed an intense nine-round chess tournament in Stavanger, Norway, featuring ten of the world’s highest-ranked chess players.
At the conclusion of the 8th round of the brutal Altibox Norway Chess Tournament, categorized as the strongest-ever in the world based on the elite rank of its participants, world chess champion Magnus Carlsen sits in the penultimate position following his lone victory over his former challenger for the title, Sergey Karjakin.
The Norwegian Chess Federation celebrated the 5th anniversary of its Altibox Norway Chess Tournament by inviting the world’s strongest chess players to participate.
Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. – Napoleon Bonaparte American chess master Paul Charles Morphy (1837-84) adhered to this motto when he engaged others in the royal game.
Perhaps the most accurate player who ever lived, Paul Morphy would beat anybody today in a set match.
‘There is a local feeling connected with this occasion, too strong to be resisted… ‘ – Daniel Webster (1782-1852), American lawyer and orator during an address commemorating the 200th anniversary of the landing of the Pilgrims.
The second leg of the 2017 World Chess Grand Prix competition to determine the challengers for the 2018 Candidates’ tournament began last Friday in Russia.
On Wednesday, the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) met with Minister of Education Dr Rupert Roopnaraine in his Brickdam office to press for the introduction of chess into the school system.
Ever since James Bond became the standard bearer for local chess, the concept for the administration of the game is shifting.
It is quiet on the chess home front, except in a few selected corners of Georgetown.
Elite chess grandmaster Wesley So won the exacting 2017 US Championship recently and in so doing, extended his victories and draws to 67 tournament games.
With the sounds of everyday reality ringing familiarly in his ears outside its walls, President of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) James Bond paid a visit to the Camp Street Prison on Wednesday, supporting the idea of concretizing a chess club for inmates.
Attorney-at-law James Anthony Bond was elected president of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) last Sunday at Olympic House.
Today we celebrate a most illustrious event! A toast would be in order for local chess players.
Election of the executive officers of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) will take place on Sunday, March 26 at its Annual General Meeting.
Our destiny offers, not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.
China’s Tan Zhongyi defeated Ukraine’s Anna Muzychuk in the final match of the Women’s World Chess Championship in Tehran on Friday to become the 16th women’s champion.
Four nations, China, India, Russia and Ukraine, chess behemoths of the 21st century that impacted the world in their distinctive ways, have qualified to contest the semi-final of the elite Women’s World Championship in Tehran, Iran.
The FIDE 2017 Women’s World Chess Champion-ship is underway in Tehran, Iran, amid the boycott of a handful of notable players.
Someone once declared, a picture is worth a thousand words. For decades, those words have echoed resonantly in my mind.
A shadow is crossing the path slowly but gradually on chess in Guyana.
“Chess is like business. I mean it is very important, because it is strategic thinking.
Each January, around this time, the modest town of Wijk aan Zee in the Netherlands comes alive, bustling with the finest chess players on the planet.
We must work to provide the knowledge and the surroundings which can enlarge the possibilities of every citizen.
The failure of the Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) to engineer a national chess championship during 2016 was excruciating to those persons who qualified for the tournament, and markedly embarrassing for those who are in tune with the game.
As we acknowledge the new year, it is neither the time nor the place for superfluous words.
I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now.
At the conclusion of the sixth round of the elite London Chess Classic tournament (on Thursday), which opened on December 9 and ends today, US grandmaster Wesley So maintained the lead in a field which boasts eight of the world’s top ten chess players.
Last week’s column mentioned that this year’s World Championship 12th game of classical chess between Magnus Carlsen and Sergey Karjakin under standard time controls did not compare favourably to the 1985 World Championship 24th and final game of the Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov match.
Norway’s chess grandmaster Magnus Carlsen turned 26 on Wednesday, and captured chess’ biggest prize, the world championship title on his birthday.
I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill, but time and chance happeneth to them all.
Magnus Carlsen is a big favourite to retain the World Chess Champion title.
During the 1960s into the 70s, even today when someone says you are playing chess like Tal, that person is paying you an enormous compliment.
The FIDE World Chess Championship match between the current world champion and Norwegian grandmaster Magnus Carlsen and his Russian challenger Sergey Karjakin begins on Friday in Manhattan, New York.
Bobby Fischer, America’s most successful chess player, contested a fair number of chess blitz games in Washington Square Park, Manhattan.
The South American grandmaster from Paraguay, Axel Bachmann (2645), was confident as he faced the lad from India during the final round of the competitive Isle of Man International Chess Tournament last Sunday.