Efforts should be made to expand chess in Guyana

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.

So shows great form at London Chess Classic

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.

Carlsen-Karjakin 2016, Karpov-Kasparov 1985: a comparison

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.

Will Carlsen remain top gun?

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.

India takes the lead

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.

Guyana is represented at the 42nd Olympiad

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.

So wins Sinquefield Cup

– Guyana set to benefit from Baku experience

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.

Chess enjoying unprecedented boom

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.