The following video is from the recent (May 2010) launch party & fundraiser for Anatoly Karpov's bid to become President of FIDE. The function was held at the Trump SoHo Hotel in New York, with Karpov, Kasparov and Carlsen in attendance.
The Master of Ceremonies for these blitz games was GM Maurice Ashley who performed his role with great style. Maurice is the closest the chess world has to the legendary Bruce Buffer, fight MC for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
Tags: Anatoly Karpov - Blitz Chess - Bruce Buffer - FIDE - FIDE President - Garry Kasparov - Magnus Carlsen - Maurice Ashley - New York - Trump SoHo Hotel - UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship Posted by ALCHEssMIST - Alchemipedia - Cetacographer - Nirvana - Tags alliance.
"Life is a kind of chess, with struggle, competition, good and ill events." ~ Benjamin Franklin
"This portrait statue of Benjamin Franklin overlooks the former site of Boston Latin School which Franklin, Samuel Adams, and John Hancock once attended. Franklin's place of birth was just one block away on Milk Street, across from the Old South Meeting House."
Intute is a relatively new free online service that helps internet users to find good quality web resources for studies and research. Their subject specialists review and evaluate thousands of resources to find the key websites in your subject interest(s). The site can also help develop your Internet research skills through Virtual Training Suite tutorials. Intute is created by a consortium of seven universities and is funded by the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC).
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A search for the term CHESS gives the following results: (A distinct British bias)
British Chess Magazine http://www.bcmchess.co.uk/
English Chess Federation http://www.englishchess.org.uk/
British Federation for Correspondence Chess http://www.bfcc-online.org.uk/
Scottish Correspondence Chess Association (SCCA) http://www.scottishcca.co.uk/
Chess Scotland http://www.chessscotland.com/
Welsh Chess Union http://www.welshchessunion.co.uk/
Braille Chess Association http://www.braillechess.org.uk/
Braille Chess Association of Ireland http://www.iol.ie/~vics/bcai/
International Correspondence Chess Federation http://www.iccf.com/
European Chess Union (ECU) http://www.europechess.org/
Chess : the mechanical Turk http://emagazine.credit-suisse.com/app/article/index.cfm?fuseaction=OpenArticle&
British Chess Problem Society http://www.theproblemist.org/
British Chess Variants Society (BCVS) http://www.bcvs.ukf.net/
Jews in Sports Online http://www.jewsinsports.org/
Pastimes and paradigms : games we play http://rmc.library.cornell.edu/games/
Koninklijke Bibliotheek : Nationale bibliotheek van Nederland http://www.kb.nl/
Arte rupestre gallego http://www.geocities.com/galirupestre/
Roman board games http://www.aerobiologicalengineering.com/wxk116/Roman/BoardGames/
Centre for Health Equity Studies http://www.chess.su.se/
Sensei's library http://senseis.xmp.net/
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