T&T Sounds a warning

Trinidad & Tobago Olympiad team did us proud in round 1 of the Olympiad. Men’s team square off against 4 Grand Masters from Brazil Our men’s team played against an all-Grand master team and the result was…they fought as if they didn’t notice their opponents were Grand masters. Every last member of our team playedRead More

SubZonal News: Special report on Titles

Thanks to the T&T’s Ministry of Tourism and the First Citizen Asset Management Ltd., many local and regional players can get their International Chess Titles. But what exactly are these titles? Chess players strive for international recognition through the FIDE rating they acquire (FIDE is the world chess body – www.fide.com). The FIDE rating, alsoRead More

SubZonal News: after round 8

The Ministry of Tourism & First Citizens Asset Management sponsored SubZonal championship produced great drama in round 8 and set the stage for even more in the final round. William Puntier showed why he is top seed by halting the progress of tournament leader, Sanchez Munoz this afternoon. Munoz replied to Puntier’s 1. e4 withRead More

SubZonal News: after round 7

The Stage is Set!! This morning’s big games between Trinidad players Marcus Joesph & Ryan Harper was a bold King’s Gambit. Ryan seemed prepared for what must have been an attempted surprise from Joseph, and in the end Harper took the full point Nearby, Ariel Marichal stopped young Bajan FIDE Master (FM) Orlando Husbands. AsRead More

SubZonal News: after round 6

The Hunt for Titles is on! Bajan FM Warner closes in on IM title The SubZonal 2.3.5 Championships changed gear as the tournament reached its 6th round. With only 3 more rounds to go, IM Miguel Sanchez Munoz is in clear 1st place while other players are beginning to count how many more points they needRead More