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Otto Hardy. v Emma Bentley. Leicestershire v Derbyshire Dec. 13th 2008. Emma's win playing Black.
It is with great sadness that Emma heard of Otto's passing in April 2010.
This game was published in the London Times newspaper by GM. R. Keene MA. OBE.
Sheffield Star Tuesday 21st July 2009. Photo gallery at the London Eye
Link >> Chess: February 7. GM Raymond D Keene MA.OBE. The Times Newspaper Column
Chess 4 Everyone DVD with GM Nigel Davies & GM Raymond Keene MA OBE. World Best Susan Polgar Las Vegas June 2007
Emma continues to make a mockery of her ECF grade of 71 with a win in the 4NCL over 152 grade.
Now see this:- Click here >>> Wu-Tang Chess Masters // Current TV UK <<< Emma's own Rap Words on Chess Her next visit in the USA Emma is invited to play at the Yahoo Head Office by Steve Rich ( The Rocket Science Guy ) and will play in California on February 2nd & 3rd. by invite from Dr Alan Kirchner ( CalNorth Youth Chess ) & 19th. Feb. Hip Hop Queens International 2008.
Polgar Under 11 Girls Open World Chess Champion. Score 5.5 / 6. Las Vegas June 2007
All England Girls U10 Champion. Score 5 / 5. June 30th 2007 All Englands Girls Eastern Region U10 Chess Champion. Score 5/5 Nov. 2006
Sheffield U9 Chess Champion 2005 / 6. York U11. Lincoln U11. EPSCA Finals Nottingham U11 3/3. 2nd Nottinghamshire Championships yr 6. 2007
Reports from Hip Hop Chess Federation. Chess Kings Invitational. October 13th 2007.
YouTube - Official HHCF Chess Kings Invitational Video Mix!!
YouTube - GETV145: Hip Hop Chess Tournament
In TV & Radio interviews Emma is instructed to state only the region in which she lives. Her own Hip Hop CD / DVD is in the pipeline for release shortly.
Missing in action was DJ Q-Bert who was scheduled to play 10 year old world chess champ Emma Bentley from the UK. From the looks of things Q-Bert would want no parts of this young lady as she is no joke on the boards. She easily disposed of famed UFC fighter ( Ralek Gracie ) in a chess match that resulted in most participants staying clear of her unless they wanted their feelings hurt. We also understand that this young lady is also very skilled in the martial arts world. No doubt she'll return back in February when HHCF holds the Queens Invitational to showcase and bring attention to women chess players. Quote from Davey D. Hip Hop Cosign.
When 11 year old Chess Champion Emma Bentley’s original opponent dropped out, Ralek Gracie stepped up and competed in a one minute bullet match against the prodigy. Emma flew all the way out from England for the event. Emma is also a Tae Kwon Do champion and a budding musician, and about the coolest 11 year I’ve ever met from the United Kingdom. Although scheduled for a minute (chess time), Emma managed to defeat Ralek in four moves. She later confessed she “felt a bit sorry for beating Ralek so badly”, but Ralek smiled and took it in stride. Quote OTM.
What a fantastic day at the San Francisco Design Centre. Probably around five hundred people there and top music stars and Martial Arts personalities to walk right up to and talk with. Congratulations to Adisa and Meko Banjoko and Leo Libiran on an outstanding achievement.
Emma had the VIP treatment at both Circus Circus and the Wynn Hotels during her stay in Las Vegas and The Hilton at Sierra Point in San Francisco.
We gave RZA - GZA and Monk of Wu-Tang Clan a ride back to their hotel.
Ralek Gracie Ju Jitsu World Champion & Hal Langland Pres. & Dr Salman Azhar of Calchess. IM Josh Waitzkin gave commentary. An interview with GE TV.
Facing each other are Emma and Ralek Gracie ( pronounced Halek ) MMA fighter & Ju Jitsu trainer before their game. Martial Art Master Ralek Gracie stood in at a moments notice when the original competitor Mr Qbert failed to show for their Bullet Match. Mighty respect to Ralek. At Chess, Emma won on the day. 50 seconds five moves. 1. Nc3 e5 2.d3 Bc5 3.Nb5 a6 4.Na3 Qf6 5.e4 Qxf2 checkmate!
IM Josh Waitzkin
gave the commentary of the match watched by Hal Langland President, Dr Salman
Azhar & Dr Alan Kirshner of Calnorth Youth Chess.
Ralek Gracie a true sportsman RZA Wu Tang Clan Rakaa Iriscience. Dilated Peoples
Adisa Banjoko Author and Co Founder of Hip Hop Chess Federation. Leo Libiran Co Founder.
Emma is the North of England Tae Kwon Do Silver Medallist and plays Piano. Necessary qualifications for Hip Hop Chess.
Diary for Emma in the next 6 months includes events in California - Beijing-Las Vegas - Europe- Australia.
Emma was invited to London on Wednesday to meet the Chinese Chess World Champion Xu Yinchuan. After some instruction from Mr Jingfeng Wang and encouragement from those watching, a game was played. A great time was had by all. www.worldmindmasters.com
Mr Xu Yinchuan, ( 2nd from left.) Xiangqi ( Chinese Chess )World Champion with secretary general of the Chinese Chess Federation. ( London 19th Sept. 2007)
Sec. General of Chinese Chess Federation Liu Xiaofang (2nd from right ). Wang Fang 2006 World Champion ( left ) Xu Yinchuan ( 2nd from left ) Jingfeng Wang ( center )
Emma with instructional help playing Xu Yinchuan. Game watched by GM Raymond Keene OBE TV Crew at work for Chinese Television.
Photo Gallery from Liverpool. September 3rd to 9th.
By the way she does own several England shirts.
A great privilege to meet the Chinese team and their leaders. A special honour to meet Mr Gong. Consul General
Abigail Tian in Liverpool.. Mr Gong Emma's with 13 yr old GM Hou Yifan
Hou Yifan & Team Leader. Joe Morrison. Emma's Captain at Ecclesall. Computer boss Dave Clayton, Liverpool
Young Rising Stars of the Chinese team. Photo by Steve Connor ( I think )
Emma scored a respectable 1.5 points amongst the toughest competition you could imagine for a ten year old. Monday saw eight hours play in two games. The first game lasting four hours fifteen minutes and the second three hours forty five. After the first draw against a 137 grade she was paired with a Fide master graded at 2066.Emma ELO 1365. That's tough for a junior and her only comment was " I have learnt a great deal this week." Of course being the lowest graded there means you only play stronger players. Emma is very grateful for the coaching and help given to her this week from almost everyone she played. Special thanks to Tony Blades, Alexandra Wilson and Ray Cannon.
BBC News Look North interview with Emma Interviewed by Christa Ackroyd & Harry Gration July 13th 2007.
Link to :- Howard Staunton Photo Gallery
Photos from The Staunton Memorial held at Simpsons On The Strand August 18th 2007.
Eric Schiller. Legendary Coach -Author - Arbiter - Organiser. GM Mickey Adams. Winner / Photo by Steve Giddins. GM Jan Smeets
GM Raymond Keene OBE Photo:- Tom Chivers GM Ivan Sokolov Mega Star John Ohurley. Wynn Hotel Las Vegas.
Natasha Engel MP at Houses of Parliament Pumpkin festival Half Moon Bay Rt. Hon. Dr. John Reid MP. Home Sec.
With Rt Hon Richard Caborn MP. Min of Sport Emma playing IM Mike Basman in Lincoln All England Eastern Region Championships.
World Boxing Champion Johnny Nelson Grand Master Bob Wade OBE Harry Gration at BBC TV Leeds
All England Girls Winner & Claire Summerscale. Gerry Walsh President ECF. GM. Mickey Adams. Fredi, General Manager at Wynn Hotel Las Vegas
Nevada State Trooper, Hoover Dam. Lynne Stringer. Fide Arbiter. Beach, Victoria, BC. Canada
Emma with her Coach Julian Simpole Brendan Ingle OBE. Trainer of 4 World Champion Boxers with Nadeem Siddique That's right, boxing gloves and fights Tae Kwon Do.
Click on Link>> BBC News Look North interview with Emma.
Emma started playing chess in June 2005. Her first competition was at the Abbey Hotel Sheffield later that Summer in the Woodseats Cup. Organised and run by the Sheffield and District Chess Association. Emma had never seen a chess clock at that time and had a crash course in their use five minutes before play commenced. She actually won one game out of six that night. Emma was introduced to the juniors at the SASCA Chess Club, Handsworth Christian School, Sheffield. She joined the Monday night club and by November she entered and won the Sheffield Under 9 Championship for boys and girls.
Matches were played for Yorkshire in the Under 11 and Under 14 sections with outstanding success beating England players in the process.
In November 2006 Emma won the Eastern Region All Englands Girls Under 10 Championship.
June 10th 2007 won the World Open Girls Under 11 Championship. Las Vegas Chess Festival.
June 30th 2007 Won the All England Girls Under 10 Championship.
"The further backward you look, the further forward you can see." Winston Churchill.
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