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Author: Dimitri


2014-10-22
Ssonko wins in Mombasa
General News
Uganda’s Olympian Mathias Ssonko is the Mombasa Open Chess champion (MOCC) 2014 after beating a field of 66 players, in a tournament played at the Technical University of Mombasa over the Mashujaa Day weekend. He scored an impressive 6.5/7 points, beating fellow Olympiad teammates, FM Harold Wanyama and FM Arthur Ssegwanyi.

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Chess is not the kind of game traditionally played for high stakes in Las Vegas, but it is getting an image make-over.
This weekend players from all over the world attended a Vegas tournament promising a $1m (£624,000) prize, the biggest in competitive chess.
It was organised by the first-ever African-American grand master and came complete with stretch limos and big screens for the spectators.
The BBC's Alastair Leithead has been watching the new spin being put on an ancient game.

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“This is the final chess column to run in The New York Times.” That succinct sentence was appended below Dylan Loeb McClain’s column this past Sunday, which dutifully summarized the results of a major tournament in Baku, Azerbaijan. McClain’s final two sentences: “His position collapsed quickly as his counterplay dried up and he lost two pawns. He soon resigned.”

Apparently, the Times’ decision to kill the chess column isn’t quite final. “We are considering eliminating the chess column in order to keep freelance costs in line,” Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha told Poynter’s Andrew Beaujon. “A final decision for the column (on all platforms) has not been made yet.”

Should anyone, chess fanatics or otherwise, care if the New York Times cuts its weekly chess column, as the Washington Post did in 2010? Not really. As a format, the weekly newspaper chess column is archaic, yet another in the infinitely long list of things rendered obsolete by the Internet. I’m with former world champion Garry Kasparov, who tweeted: “Few will mourn, even as a symbolic loss,” upon learning of the Times column’s apparent death.

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