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.
“Once every four years, the world goes to war. They call it the games.” – From the Michael Winner 1970 film The Games with Ryan O’Neal and Stanley Baker.
The mind game of chess was among 26 sport disciplines which had applied for recognition as an Olympic Sport at the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
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.
Six of the finest chess players on the planet, led by world champion Magnus Carlsen, are doing battle in the Masters Final in Bilbao, Spain.
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.
“I am nothing special, of this I am sure. I am a common man with common thoughts and I’ve led a common life.
The Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) has decided upon a 2016 Guyana Olympiad chess team without hosting a qualification competition to determine the competence of its participants.
There was a promising time in Guyana following the creation of the chess association in the early 1970s, when the nation benefited from men who demonstrated commitment to the game, integrity, and polish.
“In all of history you cannot find another player with his long-lived discipline, vigour and ferocity,” Garry Kasparov, writing in Viktor Korchnoi’s autobiography Chess is my Life.
Last Sunday morning, the illegal Guyana Chess Federation (GCF) strolled without purpose in its usual manner, into the meeting room of the National Resource Centre.
Event: The Umada Cup Location: Georgetown, Guyana Host: Guyana Chess Federation Date: Someday in the future Preamble: The Umada Cup is the premier Caribbean chess championship competition which is held annually, and is sponsored by FIDE, the governing body of world chess.
The word stalemate has its origins in chess. It represents a drawing position in which only the king can move, and although not in check, can move only into check.
Any man who tries to be good all the time is bound to come to ruin among the great number who are not good.
Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. – Winston Churchill Assuredly, demonstrating a negative attitude with clear absences of transparency, prime examples of high-handedness and pellucid cases of disinterest is tantamount to courting disaster, and has contributed the demise of many.
Last Thursday and Friday, former world chess champion Garry Kasparov opposed new US champion Fabiano Caruana, and the other two top finishers of the 2016 US championship, namely Wesley So and Hikaru Nakamura, in a sensational blitz contest.
At the start of the Engineering Construction Incorporated (ECI) chess competition two Saturdays ago, this column enquired whether the tournament should be considered the elimination one for the selection of players for 2016 Chess Olympiad.
Disney Pictures will release a film later this year about the life of Ugandan chess sensation Phiona Mutesi, starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.
Now that the thrilling 2016 Candidates Chess Tournament has concluded, the next huge compelling chess competition of magisterial quality is the Carlsen-Karjakin title match.
Russia cemented its ascent and influence in chess last week, after more than a decade by realizing a challenger for the approaching November world chess championship title match.
“The annual general meeting, of which at least four weeks prior notice shall be given, will be held not later than March each year.” – Constitution (Rules) of the Guyana Chess Federation, as approved at a general meeting on March 26, 1972 March has ended.
After five games of the 14-round Candidates Chess Tournament, the 25-year-old Russian grandmaster Sergey Karjakin had accumulated a total of 3½ points (a win = 1 point, a draw = ½ point; a loss = 0).
The electronic chess competition which will determine a challenger for world champion Magnus Carlsen began on Friday in Moscow.
The 2016 World Chess Championship title match would be held in New York.
“The way chess is played is often a reflection of society and current cultural trends.
Playing chess is like having psychic powers. We look deep into the game and figure out what our opponents are going to do, before they actually do it.
Following a lacklustre 2015, chess is off to a great start this year.
The World Chess Federation has begun its 2016 calendar of events with an impressive programme.
The Tata Steel Chess Tournament is called the ‘Wimbledon of Chess’, and is currently happening in Wijk aan Zee in Holland.
In chess we play the same game over and over again. We are constantly experimenting.
A beleaguered local chess federation, failing in its ability to organize a national junior chess championship and its senior counterpart, in addition to two national school chess championships over the past two years, seems to be stirring some reaction among our youthful precocious chess minds.
“Good morning and Happy New Year to all!” Good morning to the Guyana Chess Federation and friends of chess.
“Of those to whom much is given, much is asked.” – The first line of a speech delivered by US President Lyndon B Johnson in Washington, DC, on March 31, 1968.
School of the Nations University student Jessica Clementson, 20, harboured a significant thought ever since she learnt to play chess as a modest teenage girl.
President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) Kirsan Ilyumzhinov has transferred the powers of his office to Deputy President Georgios Makropoulos following the announcement that the US Treasury had placed him on a blacklist.
The United States has imposed sanctions against President of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) and former Russian regional governor Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, owing to his alleged assistance to the government of Syria.
The European Team Chess Championships remain the world’s third most pre-eminent team tournament.
There is no exaggeration in stating that the ever-evolving chess nation, India, came away from the 2015 World Youth and Cadets Chess Championships in Porto Carras, Greece, the absolute victors of the rigorous youth chess festival.
The exclusive World Youth and Cadet Chess Championships in Greece, came to a conclusion on Friday.
“Once every four years the world goes to war. They call it the games.” – Advertisement for the 1970 Michael Winner film, The Games, starring Stanley Baker and Ryan O’Neal.
“My citizenship is within me. I drank it with my mother’s milk. It is my identity.
When the chess history of the year 2015 is written, the FIDE World Cup must be mentioned.
During the dutiful protest action to heighten awareness of the persisting, obnoxious Venezuelan claim to Guyana’s territory on Tuesday outside the United Nations in Manhattan, a Guyanese participant expressed the view that President David Granger had in essence checkmated his Venezuelan counterpart following their meeting with the UN Secretary-General.