Sunday, April 15, 2018

4th International Chessfestival in ORTISEI , 16-24 czerwca 2018

DEAR CHESSFRIENDS

A warm welcome to Ortisei! The Chess Club Gardena is delighted and proud to be hosting from 16th to 24th of June 2018 for the fourth time an important international chess tournament in Ortisei, in which a maximum of 160 people can participate, including prominent chess professionals from the top places in the world rankings. Strong participants from all over the world came in previous editions to Ortisei so that the tournament became a great sporting and cultural success with a local, national and international resonance. It provides a unique opportunity for South Tyrolean chess players, especially young players, to compete with well-known names in international chess. After World Chess Championship in Merano 1981 between Karpov and Korchnoi this event is the biggest tournament in history of South Tyrol chess since the Second World War. The tournament is named "ad Gredine", which is reminiscent of the historic document from the year 999, in which that word was mentioned for the very first time and originated the name "Gardena". In this way the Ladin reality has an opportunity to introduce himself to the world of chess. The enchanting landscape, hospitality and local cuisine offer other top reasons to participate in the tournament in the pearl of the Dolomites (UNESCO - World Natural Heritage). Together with our regional and national partners we will do our utmost to ensure a memorable and joyous chessfestival. Best of luck to each and every one of you! Thank you for coming to Ortisei.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Host Uganda seek funding ahead of Africa Junior Chess Championships



"Uganda will host the Africa Junior Chess Championship in December and are currently seeking funding for that and several other events on the Uganda Chess Federation calendar."

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

Across China: Tibetan chess: a tea house tradition


"March 29 (Xinhua) -- One of the most relaxing ways to spend an afternoon in Sichuan Province's Aba County is playing Tibetan chess with friends in a tea house."

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Barbados make solid start to Carifta chess

Barbados make solid start to Carifta chess

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Chess players excel show their skill at great Langalibalele Chess Tournament

Winners of the Langalibalele Chess Tournament
"2018 is the year of chess - those were the words of Zewazi Lembethe, the founder and the coach of the Wembezi Chess Academy after a great Langalibalele Chess Tournament held at Estcourt High School on March 21."

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An Afghan Refugee Has Found Home in a Game of Chess With Delhiites

"People often ask me whether they have to pay entry fees to play with me; I smile and invite them to play. It is not a source of making money for me, but just a way to make myself happy despite being away from my family."



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A simple plan for the brilliance of chess...


"He built his first chess table out of concrete and colorful scraps for the Pleasant View public housing complex.
He made one for the hospital where he worked, and now there are seven of his creations peppered throughout Fall River."

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

2018 KCB Kenya chess open championship begins officially

KCB Group HR Director Mr Paul Russo makes a move against Uganda's Ivy Amoko
a women Candidate Master during the official opening of KCB Kenya Chess open Championship
The game of chess has travelled the length and breadth of the globe and found devotees of every race, creed and nationality and therefore you should be very proud of yourself for carrying this wonderful tradition

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Ugandan who took chess to the slums comes to Botswana

"Fountain of Gems Chess Academy is hosting the two-day international chess seminar, which started on Wednesday and ends today. He is in the country at the invitation of Fountain of Gems Chess Academy founder, Jeremiah Dikgang."

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Final Four of College Chess.

Dorsa Derakhshani, a Saint Louis University student from Iran
plays at the 2017 Pan-Am Intercollegiate
Team Chess Championships. Alexey Root, CC BY-ND
For example, if you research the backgrounds of players on the roster for this year’s Final Four of College Chess, you would find that: six are from Ukraine; four are from Russia; and two are from Poland. Also, there is one player each from Peru, Azerbaijan, Hungary, Italy, Turkey, Iran, Cuba and Mexico. Each of those players has his or her own unique story. One of the more notable stories is that of Dorsa Derakhshani, a freshman at Saint Louis University who recently penned an essay for The New York Times about why she left Iran to play chess in America. 

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Saturday, March 17, 2018

European Amateur Chess Championship 2018

"Montenegro Chess Federation in association with City of Niksic and under the auspices of the European Chess Union are organizing European Amateur Chess Championship 2018 which will be held from 14th-21st June in Niksic, Montenegro."




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Topeka Police Officers hear community concerns over coffee and chess



"Topeka Police Officers were on hand at West Ridge Mall to answer questions, discuss concerns and some officers battled it out with chess. Kids were also given collectible baseball cards during the event."

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Norwegian student learns English while playing chess

"Imagine, you've moved to a foreign country, you're young and scared and you don't know how to speak the language, well that's how 9-year-old Julian Andersen felt when his parents packed up and moved from Norway to the U.S."

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