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.
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
Our destiny offers, not the cup of despair, but the chalice of opportunity.
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.
Someone once declared, a picture is worth a thousand words. For decades, those words have echoed resonantly in my mind.
“Chess is like business. I mean it is very important, because it is strategic thinking.
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.
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.
For the next two months, the eyes and minds of the chess world would be focused on the world chess championship title match.
Hardly anyone expected Guyana to qualify for a major international chess title. It had never happened previously for a woman chess player.
Cuban-Guyanese Maria Varona-Thomas has become the first Woman FIDE Master (WFM) from Guyana, following her successful participation at the 42nd Chess Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Following the conclusion of round six of the 42nd Chess Olympiad currently in progress in Baku, Azerbaijan, India’s men have taken the lead ahead of such behemoths as Russia, the US, China, Ukraine and the Netherlands.
These young guys are playing checkers. I’m out there playing chess. -Kobe Bryant, basketball player Last Friday afternoon, the brilliant chess games of the 42nd Olympiad began in Baku, Azerbaijan.
The Guyana Chess Olympiad team leaves for Baku, Azerbaijan, this week to attend the 42nd Chess Olympiad.
The intriguing Sinquefield Cup, the elite grandmaster chess tournament which featured seven of the world’s top 10 players has been completed, with a resounding victory for the US’s Wesley So.
Following six rounds of scintillating chess, the Sinquefield Cup is off to a brilliant start in St Louis, Missouri.
The final game between world chess champion Magnus Carlsen and his world championship challenger Sergey Karjakin ended disappointingly in a draw after 19 moves at the 2016 Bilbao Masters Final in Spain on Thursday.
Chess is enjoying an unprecedented boom in the capital city much of it because there was open criticism over the manner in which the 2016 Guyana Olympiad chess team was chosen.