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The Galley

In celebration of Carnival season in Trinidad and Tobago, we asked Amanda Llandos of Jupiter Marine, SMT’s agency in Trinidad, for a traditional Trinidadian dish. Chicken Pelau calls to mind families seated around tables filled with laughter and joy, as the celebrate Carnivale together, enjoying the food and music that have been passed down for generations. SMT is delighted to share this delicious recipe with all of our readers.




  • Brown Sugar - 1 1/2 cups
  • Seasoned Whole Chicken - 3 (cut into pieces)
  • Rice - 4 lbs
  • Pigeon Peas - 6 tins (410g)
  • Water
  • Carrots - 3 (cubed)
  • Pimento Pepper - 25 (finely chopped)
  • Garlic - 10 (finely chopped)


  • Onion - 2 lb (finely chopped)
  • Pumpkin - 2 lb (cubed)
  • Coconut Milk - 2 cups
  • Golden Ray Butter - 4 oz
  • Chive - 6 bundles
  • Chaddon Beni - 6 bundles
  • Salt - to taste


  1. Heat iron pot over high heat. Once iron pot is hot, add brown sugar.
  2. Once sugar is fully dissolved, add chicken and let brown for 10 minutes. (Chicken should be at room temperature)
  3. Reduce heat to medium, add rice and mix until rice is browned.
  4. Add peas and enough water to cover rice.
  5. Add whole pepper, cover and let water come to a slow boil. (about 10 minutes)
  6. Add carrots, pimento, garlic and onion. Cover and let cook for 15 minutes.
  7. Add pumpkin, coconut milk & golden ray. (At this point you can check the doneness of the rice. Depending on how hard or soft it is you can either add more water if
  8. it’s still very hard OR not cover the pot again to let the remaining water evaporate if the rice is almost fully cooked)
  9. Cover and let cook for 10 minutes.
  10. Add chives and chaddon beni and taste for salt. (Chaddon beni is an herb commonly found in Trinidad.
  11. If unavailable, cilantro can be used instead)
  12. If rice is fully cooked but the mixture still looks a bit too
  13. wet leave the cover off, turn the heat on low and keep stirring so the bottom doesn’t burn. Do this until you’ve reached your desired consistency.

Bon appetit!

The matches between Karpov and Kasparov

From 1984 until 1990, the battle for the chess world championship was an exclusive matter between two Russian grandmasters: Karpov and Kasparov. Over a period of 7 years, they played five matches with a total number of 144 games.

Karpov was crowned as world champion in 1975 after the famous American grandmaster Robert Fischer declined to defend his title. Karpov proved to be a worthy champion. His record was very impressive when in 1984 the young Kasparov, after beating several strong chessplayers in the candidates matches, became the official challenger.

In 1984, these two giants played their first match, that was to be a very sensational one. Six wins were needed to become the new champion. Karpov soon took the lead, winning games 3, 6, 7 and 9 with the other games ending in a draw. After his win in game 27, Karpov stood on the threshold of a new chapionship. But the lengthy match had exhausted him. He lost game 32 and –after a long series of draws- games 47 and 48 as well.

Then the world chess federation took the controversial decision to stop the match in view of the health of the players. For the first and only time in the history of chess, the championship match was abandoned without a winner.

26. Txh7

26. Txh7

The two players had a rematch the following year, this time with the number of games limited to a maximum of 24. With a score of 13 – 11 Kasparov became the winner. In the following years he defended his title successfully in three matches against Karpov: in 1986, 1987 and 1990. The five matches together saw Kasparov winning 21 games and Karpov winning 19 fames, with 104 games ending in a draw.

  1. d4 ♞f6
  2. c4 e6
  3. ♘f3 b6
  4. ♘c3 ♝b7
  5. a3 d5
  6. cxd5 ♞xd5
  7. ♕c2 ♞d7
  8. ♘xd5 exd5
  9. ♗g5 f6
  10. ♗f4 c5
  11. g3 g6
  12. h4 ♛e7
  13. ♗g2 ♝g7
  14. h5 f5
  15. ♕d2 ♝f6

  1. ♖c1 ♜c8
  2. ♖c3 ♜c6
  3. ♖e3 ♜e6
  4. ♖xe6 ♛xe6
  5. ♘g5 ♕e7
  6. ♕xc5 ♞xc5
  7. hxg6 d4
  8. g7 ♝xg7
  9. ♗xb7 ♛xb7
  10. f3 ♛d5
  11. ♖xh7 ♜xh7
  12. ♘xh7 ♛b3
  13. ♗d6 ♞e6
  14. ♘g5 ♝h6
  15. ♗f4 ♝xg5

  1. ♗xg5 ♞xg5
  2. ♕xg5 ♛xb2
  3. ♕xf5 ♛c1+
  4. ♔f2 ♛e3+
  5. ♔f1 ♛c1+
  6. ♔g2 ♛xa3
  7. ♕h5+ ♚d7
  8. ♕g4+ ♚c6
  9. ♕xd4 b5
  10. g4 b4
  11. g5
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