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    January 30, 2023

    Jerald Times seeks action against Success Academy

    Jerald Times is in the chess news recently, but it is not for his success as a chess educator. After…
    January 19, 2023

    Brewington Hardaway gets 1st IM norm!

    Brewington Hardaway is pictured here at the National K8 tournament of Champions… which he won. Photo by Alexey Root Brewington…
    January 16, 2023

    Kenya’s Bernice Wambui gives “Gift of Chess”

    “Chess is not just a game. Facing the board means making decisions and dealing with obstacles. We learn life skills…
    January 15, 2023

    Howard University Chess @ 2023 Pan-Ams

    Howard University trekked to Seattle for the 69th Pan-American Intercollegiate Tournament just after New Year’s. The event attracted 84 teams…
    January 13, 2023

    U.S. Chess hires Danielle Little!

    The U.S. Chess Federation continues bolstering its staff with the addition of Danielle Little as Program Director for Women and…
    January 5, 2023

    Is Classical Chess Dead?

    The future of classical chess has been discussed for decades, and the topic has come up once again. The question…
    January 1, 2023

    Mehul Gohil (Kenyan Champ) wins another car!

    Mehul Gohil won the Kenyan Chess Champion and thus, drove away the grand prize of a Mazda Demio car! It…
    December 31, 2022

    The Chess Drum’s Highlights of 2022!

    The year 2022 was an exciting one and seemed to zip by quickly. We had a big announcement from current…
    December 31, 2022

    Ortega is Cape Verde’s 2022 Chess Champion

    Cape Verde held its national championship December 7th-11th in the capital of Praia with their top player IM Manuel Ortega…
    December 27, 2022

    2022 Liberian Chess Championship

    The Liberian Chess Federation (LCF) hosted its national championship with Bobby Ballah winning in dominating fashion with 9.5/11. The champion…
    December 26, 2022

    2022 World Rapid & Blitz (Almaty, Kazakhstan)

    Defending world rapid champion Nordibek Abdusattarov of Uzbekistan represents the new generation of elite chess players. After leading his young…
    December 24, 2022

    Blitz tourney heats up NYC… Colas wins!

    2022 New York/Georgetown Blitz Invitational New York City recently held a blitz championship culminating in a classic battle between Josh…
    December 18, 2022

    2022 Capital City Chess Open (Tallahassee, FL)

    On December 16, 2022 Tallahassee held its first tournament since COVID-19 virtually. The rapid tournament attracted 20 players with no…
    November 23, 2022

    Justus Williams notches first GM norm!

    International Master Justus Williams took a big step toward his goal of becoming an International Grandmaster by earning his first…
    November 15, 2022

    Tani Adewumi earns another IM norm!

    This picture was the beginning of a journey for 8-year-old Tani Adewumi, who became a national sensation. He earned a…
    November 13, 2022

    South Carolina’s Keith Eubanks (1965-2022)

    Keith Vernon Eubanks, 56, of Columbia, SC was born on September 27, 1965 and passed away on September 23, 2022.…
    November 6, 2022

    Cannon Farragut… Tampa’s ray of sunshine

    In various forms of chess, a cannon is an integral part of showing force and Tampa’s Cannon Farragut is showing…
    November 6, 2022

    Howard chess activist, Sultan-Diego Sulayman (1995-2022)

    Sultan-Diego Abdullah Sulayman, a 2020 finance graduate of Howard University, passed away suddenly on October 30th after being found by…
    October 31, 2022

    Fischer Random Chess: A Dream Deferred

    In what was perhaps the most exciting chess tournament we’ve seen in some time Hikaru Nakamura won the 2022 Fischer…
    October 25, 2022

    Maurice Ashley on C-Squared Podcast

    GM Maurice Ashley at the World Chess Hall of Fame with his plaque.Photo courtesy of Maurice Ashley GM Maurice Ashley…
    October 20, 2022

    The Anatomy of Carlsen-Niemann cheating controversy

    Over the past month, the chess world has been turned upside down and inside-out with the cheating controversy surrounding world…
    October 9, 2022

    Saad Elmi, Next Star in Norway?

    Sixteen-year-old Saad Abobaker Elmi recently scored 7/11 in the World Youth Chess Championships in Romania after winning the Nordic Youth…
    October 1, 2022

    Bassem Amin & Shahenda Wafa… 2022 African Champs!

    WGM Shahenda Wafa (gold-women’s), GM Abdelrahman Hesham (bronze-open), GM Bassem Amin (gold-open). All photos by Babatunde Ogunsiku (Africa Chess Media)…
    September 20, 2022

    Carlsen quits against Niemann… the saga continues

    Yesterday, Magnus Carlsen quit against Hans Niemann after playing his first move. Playing black… after 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 Carlsen resigned…
    September 19, 2022

    Aikhoje gets ’98 Olympiad gold medal!

    Nigerian International Master Odion Aikhoje finally receives the gold medal he earned on board two at the Elista Olympiad in…
    September 17, 2022

    After the Carlsen-Niemann firestorm, what now?

    The cheating scandal that dominated the 2022 Sinquefield Cup saw GM Hans Niemann fall into controversial spotlight in his first…
    September 12, 2022

    2022 African Individual Championships (Lagos, Nigeria)

    In a few days, Africa’s top players will trek to Africa’s most populous city (25 million) Lagos for the African…
    September 6, 2022

    Carlsen bolts Sinquefield after loss; rumors swirl

    The Sinquefield Cup was rocked after world champion Magnus Carlsen withdrew from the tournament after losing to Hans Moke Niemann…
    August 25, 2022

    Kassa Korley seeking 3rd GM Norm

    IM Kassa Korley preparing for the Round 9 game against GM Tiger Hillarp Persson.Photo by Dansk Skak Union. Kassa Korley…
    August 20, 2022

    IM norm for Zimbabwe’s Zhemba Jemusse!

    Zhemba Jemusse, an untitled player, was competing in his first Olympiad in Chennai, India and was excited to experience the…
      February 26, 2009

      The Drum goes to Qatar!

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