Dear visitors:

The following photo gallery takes the reader through five years of history of this website,
The Chess Drum.  Before one views the photos, it should be known than this website evolved through a conscious effort to highlight the activities within the African Diaspora. However, it has become a mainstay in the chess diet of players all around the world. Here is a look at five years in perspective.

Thanks for your support in this journey!

Dr. Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum

2001
First Issue!

The Chess Drum
(First Issue!)
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Historic Moments
(January-February 2001)

Jones Murphy
(2001 National Open)

Photo Gallery
(2001 World Open)

"Entertaining Tate"
(2001 World Open)
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Hotel Theresa
(Wilbert Paige Memorial)

Let the Games Begin!
(Wilbert Paige Memorial)

Group Photo
(Wilbert Paige Memorial)

FIDE World Knockout
Chess Championships

2002

The Chess Drum
(March-April 2002)
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Photo Gallery
(2002 World Open)

GM Ashley vs.
IM Oladapo Adu
(2002 World Open)

Meeting of the Minds
(Future of Black Chess)

Stephen Muhammad
gets 1st IM norm!
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Mark Bowen's
"Lateral Thinking in Chess"

Raphaelle Delahaye
In French Championship

Annotation Chess Clash
(Elliott vs. Harper)

Robert Gwaze streaks
to a 9-0 gold medal finish

2003

The Chess Drum
(September-October 2003)
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The Chess Drum
(News Briefs Archives)

Live Coverage from Seattle!
(2003 US Championship)

Stephen Muhammad vs. Sunil Weeramantry
(2003 Foxwoods Open)

Kayin Barclay
(2003 Chicago Open)
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2003 World Open
Coverage

Daaim Shabazz
(July 2003)

Medina Parrilla
(October 2003)

The Chess Drum
(September-October 2003)
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Kasparov vs.
X3D Fritz

GM norm for Simutowe?
(2003 Merida Tournament)

Pineview Elementary
(2003 Chess Challenge)

Pineview Elementary
(2003 Chess Challenge)

2004

The Chess Drum
(January-February 2004)
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Fire on Board!

The Talking Drum

Rogers vs. Muhammad
(2004 Chicago Open)

FIDE Knockout
Chess Championships
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Keep the Beat Going!
(Kingston, Jamaica)

Daaim Shabazz and
Amon Simutowe
in Jamaica

Jamaica's last stand
against Simutowe
in simul

Vladimir Kramnik vs.
Peter Leko
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36th Chess Olympiad
(Mallorca, Spain)

FIDE General Session
(2004 Chess Olympiad)

Botswana in action!
(2004 Chess Olympiad)

Iranian women on point!
(2004 Chess Olympiad)
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Closing Ceremonies
(2004 Chess Olympiad)

Blitz Challenge at Mallorca
(2004 Chess Olympiad)

Hikaru Nakamura
(2004 World Open)

FMs Morrison & Tate
(2004 World Open)

2005

The Chess Drum
(January-February 2005)
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Black History Quiz!
(February 2005)

Daaim Shabazz
in Brazil

The Beauty of
Capoeira  and Chess

Minneapolis, Minnesota
(2005 HB Global CC)
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GM Maurice Ashley
gives opening remarks
(2005 HB Global CC)

Damon Garrett
and Alexandra Volcy
(proposal at HB Global!)

IM Amon Simutowe (ZAM)

FM Philip Corbin (BAR)
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Shawn Steadman
& Ian Wilkinson (Jamaica)

GM Hikaru Nakamura
with a nice t-shirt!!

Crowd at
Closing Ceremony

Interviews at
HB Global CC

The Chess Drum
(September-October 2005)
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Philadelphia
(Home of World Open)

Pairings are up!
(2005 World Open)

Boardview
(2005 World Open)

Megash Panchanathan
(World Open Champion)
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It's in
Black and White!

Nakamura dives
Into 'The Matrix'

Sabrina Chevannes
(Birmingham, England)

2005 FIDE
World Cup Championship
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The Chess Drum
(September-October 2005)

WGM Tuduetso Sabure
(Botswana)

Emory Tate
qualifies for
U.S. Championship!

Stephen Muhammad
qualifies for
U.S. Championship!

2006
Copyright  2006, Daaim Shabazz.

The Chess Drum
(January-February 2006)


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