Category Archives: News

30 Apr

A Special Thanks to Our March 2008 Donors!

A Special Thanks To Our March 2008 Donors – Your Support Helps Us Make a Difference ! Remember, thanks to your donations we can provide Programs/Resources for the chess community! HERITAGE DONORS ($500 or more) Erlend Millikan Associates ($50 or ...

26 Apr

Chess Collectors International Biennial Auction

The Chess Collectors International which promotes the collection of chess sets, will be auctioning chess sets and boards on May 1st, 2008 at 2 p.m. (Eastern time). The aution will be taking place at the Auction Gallery of the Palm Beaches in ...

24 Apr

An Exclusive U.S. Chess Trust Interview with Nick de Firmian by Jim Eade

An Exclusive U.S. Chess Trust Interview with Nick de Firmian by Jim Eade CT: How did you learn to play chess?  How old were you, and who were you biggest influences? NdF: I learned to play chess one day when ...

23 Apr

Check and Draw: A Prediction About Who Will Represent the U.S. Olympic Teams

Who Will Represent the U.S. Olympic Teams? The chess Olympiad is the world wide major team tournament in chess. This year’s event will be held in the city of Dresden, Germany, from November 12 – 25, 2008. Germany is organizing the chess Olympiad ...

22 Apr

2008 Samford Fellowship Awarded to IM Irina Krush and IM Vinay Bhat

IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Allen Kaufman (718) 544-5036 For the first time in its twenty-two year history, two full Samford Fellowships have been awarded in a single year. The applicants this year included an unusually large number of highly qualified ...

22 Apr

World Chess Federation’s Top 100 Players (April 2008)

Magnus Carlsen On The Road to Success The FIDE’s top 100 list provides us with very interesting information! World Champion Viswanathan Anand gained 4 ELO points, placing him on top of the list, plus crossing the 2800 mark , which is a ...

21 Apr

Update: Chess Master Nicholas Nip – 9 Wins and 1 Draw on Live with Regis and Kelly

UPDATE ! (10:05 am) 9 Wins and 1 Draw for San Francisco star Nicholas Nip who played a 10 board simul this morning on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’. Check back later for more info and clips. Congratulations Nicholas ! ...

18 Apr

The U.S. Chess Trust Has Arranged for Nicholas Nip (Youngest U.S. Master) To Be On LIVE with Regis and Kelly

Monday April 21st, 2008 – The U.S. Chess Trust has arranged for Nicholas Nip to be on LIVE with Regis and Kelly. Airdate: 2008-04-21 Show Synopsis Actor Neil Patrick Harris (“How I Met Your Mother”); the latest “American Idol” castoff ...

17 Apr

An Exclusive Interview with An American Grandmaster Joel Benjamin by Jim Eade (USCT)

Grandmaster Joel Benjamin is one of three players (Nick de firmian and Larry Christiansen are the other two) to be inducted into the Hall of Fame this year. In his book “American Grandmaster,” Joel notes that only Walter Browne has ...

11 Apr

V.Topalov – G.Kamsky Match – FIDE President Authorizes the Extension of Bidding Deadline

New Deadline: GM Kamsky had requested a two month extension of the deadline to allow more time for bid preparation, but it was uncertain whether FIDE would agree. News came in that FIDE President has authorized the extension of the bidding deadline ...

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