Friday, March 23, 2007

INTERNATIONAL MASTER OLADAPO ADU VS NATIONAL CHAMPION CHIKWERE ONYEKWERE

A 6 GAME CHESS MATCH : 3 GAMES AT THE HOUSTON CHESS CLUB AND 3 GAMES AT THE WINDSOR HOTEL (SOON TO BE CROWN PLAZA HOTEL) http://www.windsorsuites-houston.com/ IN HOUSTON : Now March 29-April 1, 2007.


A SEPREATE CHESS TOURNAMENT IS ALSO GOING TO TAKE PLACE ALONGSIDE THIS CHESS MATCH.



Over the years, these two great chess players - Adu and Onyekwere, have proven themselves in so many chess tournaments.

From playing several tournaments in Nigeria to representing Nigeria at Chess Olympiads and many other international chess events, they have competed against the very best chess players of the world and have proven themselves to be worthy of being taken seriously by any top chess master. They are among the finest of the top chess players from Nigeria. This is the reason many chess players and chess enthusiast from around the world (especially in Nigeria,in Britain and in the US) are eagarly awaiting this match up between these two up and coming chess masters.

Apart from the fact that they both have unique chess talent and awesome fighting spirit, their past games reveal their ability to make things happen under pressure which often produce fireworks on the chess board. This match up will therefore not be any diffrent from their style of play and this should be very intresting.


We shall bring you all the 6 games and pictures when it finaly happens.

Time control is Two hours for the first 40 moves, and then one hour to finish the rest of the game (US CHESS FEDERATION STANDARD).

Meanwhile, enjoy the past games of Adu and Chikwere below:

1. One of Adus games was voted among the most intresting games of the 1998 Chess Olympiad in Elista. It is presented here below:
Unusual material imbalance: pair of white Queens fighting five black pieces!
Meessen, Rudolf (BEL) - Adu, Oladapo (NGR) 0 - 1
Here is the link to where that game came from : http://www.olimpbase.org/1998/1998in.html#games

2. Chikwere was among the top finsher at the 2006 US Opens Chess Tournament. Look for No 18 POSITION at the link below

:http://www.monroi.com/tournamentgate/USOpen06/results.html

Here is one of Chikweres games at the 2006 World Opens in Philladelphia.
http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chessgame?gid=1421253


Stay Tuned for more developments as we near the THE DAY OF THE MATCH.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Will reducing the match length (from 8 to 6)really improve the quality of the games? Is there not a risk that either player wins the first (or second) and then plays solidly thereafter, content to draw the rest of the match games...

Anonymous said...

I don't mean to put a downer on these efforts and hope we get an interesting match to raise the profile of Nigerian chess...

Daaim said...

I have had the announcement on the front page of The Chess Drum for a month to provide maximum exposure. However, the latest postponement for three months brings disappointment.

Postponing an event is almost never a good idea unless neither player is available. The match has been moved twice and the number of games and time control have been changed at different times.

The longer a match is postponed, the greater the possibility that other events will emerge and force additional postponements. March is a long way off and many things can happen.

Let's hope these changes are not a sign that the match is somehow in danger. The African Disapora needs this match to happen.