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.
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).