Chess on the Beach

Hello Everyone,

I signed up for the 2011 edition of the Umada Cup prize fund $15,000USD, to be staged this year at the Amaryllis Beach Resort, Christ Church in Barbados! November 9th-13th.

Though woefully out of form I am, who could resist the opportunity to spend a week on a pristine caribbean beach enjoying the aquamarine waters and powder-puff sand with the pretext of playing CHESS?  Especially since a 5.5/9 performance in the previous edition of the tournament.

So, all you poor souls not on this tropical paradise can follow the scene in this post form the relative comfort of your computer chairs; while I fly by the seat of my pants, still unrated, in the $9,000USD Challenger section (FIDE rating >2100) of the 9 round Swiss tournament.

Stay Tuned



  • 5 years ago


    hope you win

    best wishes

    take em out

  • 5 years ago


    Last time winner of the Challenger class of the Umada Cup Romario Sanches from Suriname is also competing in this edition of the Umada Cup.

    Say hi to the delegation of Suriname, where my son is also a member of the Suriname delegation.

    Good luck to all the chessplayers, and have a nice tournament!

  • 5 years ago


    Good luck & have a good time

  • 5 years ago

    IM Kacparov

    Good luck!

  • 5 years ago


    knock 'em  all out Wink

  • 5 years ago


    Good luck!

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