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Rapid Rooks triumph at Jamaica Int’l Chess Festival

The Jamaica International Chess Festival came to a climactic conclusion over the weekend with Rapid Rooks bettering Dark Knights, 22 1/2 points, to 21 1/2 points to claim the inaugural Maurice Ashley Trophy. The slender, one-point margin after 44 games made for an exciting atmosphere at Spanish Court Hotel, as both teams battled through the […]

2017 Jamaica International Chess Festival

  Ambassador Dr. Nigel Clarke, Akshat Chandra, Qiyu Zhou, Andrew Holness, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Akshita Gorti, Awonder Liang, Hon. Olivia “Babsy” Grange, Maurice Ashley. Photo by Peter Myers (Jamaica Chess Federation) The inaugural Jamaican International Chess Festival kicked off on the 13th with a serious schedule of events. The weekend was filled with […]

Rapid Rooks Lift Ashley Trophy

The Rapid Rooks chess team clinched a narrow, suspense-filled victory over the Dark Knights to capture the inaugural Maurice Ashley Trophy in an exciting climax to the Jamaica International Chess Festival at the Spanish Court Hotel on Sunday. Led by Grandmaster Awonder Liang, the youngest chess grandmaster in the world, and Woman International Master Akshita […]

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