Interviewing CM Josh on round 2

Interview with CM Joshua Johnson on Round 2 of the 2nd Qualifier   AG – Which game caught your attention thus far? CM Josh – Board 1, Davis v. Cecil Lee. Daryl is playing some brilliant chess. Daryl sacrificed a piece which Master Lee refused after considering it for some time. Daryl has more thanRead More

Entertaining. Close fights. @ 2nd Qualifier

This 2nd qualifier is certainly going to be a thriller. In round 1, there were many close games and surprises. Shannon Yearwood, CARIFTA gold medalist, defeated Leonard Duncan. Yearwood played the Scandinavian defense which transposed into an Alehine’s defense. Shannon eventually got to an endgame with her rook versus Duncan’s knight. After lots of maneuveringRead More


Trinidad & Tobago claimed 2 Gold medals in Chess, at the 2014 CARIFTA Games in Martinique. Shannon Yearwood, former U12 National Champion, showed her talent as she cruised to the Gold Medal position in the U16 girls tournament with a game to spare. Meanwhile U14 T&T champion, Isaiah Mc Intosh, playing in the U16 boys,Read 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 – The FIDE rating, alsoRead More