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    February 27, 2024

    Tani Adewumi gets required IM norm!

    Tani Adewumi earned his fourth IM norm at the Southwest Open in Irving, Texas (outside of Dallas) last weekend. It…
    February 25, 2024

    Rochelle Ballantyne on chess career, new path

    Rochelle Ballantyne has come a long way since starring in “Brooklyn Castle.” In a recent article on chess.com, she reflects…
    February 24, 2024

    Shakira Luster: Marist’s Chess Queen

    Shakira Luster recently captained the Marist chess team at the Illinois State High School team championship scoring a sparkling 7/7.…
    February 19, 2024

    Black History Month 2024 Tribute: Week 3

    Greetings everyone! I hope you have enjoyed the first two sets of puzzles for this year’s Black History Month tribute.…
    February 14, 2024

    How Will Chess Address Cyberbullying?

    Online bullying or “cyberbullying” has become a household term to describe a dangerous social interaction that may involve degrading insults,…
    February 12, 2024

    The Chess Drum is 23!

    Hello everyone! The Chess Drum has covered a lot of chess events over the past 23 years. This coverage has…
    February 12, 2024

    Black History Month 2024 Tribute: Week 2

    Greetings everyone! As we continue to celebrate Black History Month, February 12th marks the 23rd anniversary of The Chess Drum.…
    February 6, 2024

    Black History Month 2024 Tribute: Week 1

    During this Black History Month 2024, The Chess Drum will present four videos featuring puzzles of several of the chess…
    February 1, 2024

    Chess24.com shuts down!

    In a very surprising move, chess24.com has begun the process of closing the domain despite a popular following for nearly…
    January 14, 2024

    Is Chess a “Life Game”?

    The African-American Chess Association (Facebook) recently posted a podcast conversation of hip-hop artists discussing chess. Chess and hip-hop have a…
    January 6, 2024

    Joseph Methu wins Kenyan Chess Championship… and car!

    Joseph Methu won the 2023 Kenya National Chess Championship, and with it, drove away with a new car (worth 1.3…
    December 31, 2023

    The Chess Drum’s Highlights of 2023

    Our chess highlights of 2023 will show how controversy served as the mainstay of headlines. We even saw a player…
    December 26, 2023

    Wafa, Djeroud win African Juniors 2023!

    Over a week ago, Africa crowned its Junior champions, with Hamed Wafa (Egypt) and Chahrazed Djeroud (Algeria) earning the continental…
    December 22, 2023

    11-year-old Deborah Quickpen, Nigerian Chess sensation

    Deborah Ebimobo-ere Quickpen, Nigerian Women’s National ChampionPhoto by Botswana Chess Federation Nigeria’s Deborah Quickpen recently earned acclaim after winning the…
    December 21, 2023

    UAE to host 2028 Chess Olympiad

    FIDE General Assembly determined that the 2028 Chess Olympiad will be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Some 42 years after…
    December 18, 2023

    FM Jimmy Canty on Chessable!

    FM Jimmy Canty III has become one of the most popular and visible online chess personalities. His rise to stardom…
    November 30, 2023

    Hardaway gets 1st GM norm, clinches IM title

    Brewington Hardway earned his first Grandmaster norm at the U.S. Masters in Charlotte. The 14-year-old had a blistering month of…
    November 24, 2023

    Odafe Efemuai… from Delta State to New York State

    Odafe Benedict Efemuai is a long way from the Delta State region of Nigeria. The 2016 Nigerian champion has found…
    November 11, 2023

    When will the U.S. host a Chess Olympiad?

    Back in 2002, The Chess Drum ran a short article by Dan Lucas that mentioned the U.S. possibly being the…
    October 31, 2023

    Classical Chess is still King… Here’s Why

    In post-quarantine times, chess has returned to its classical roots, but quick chess has surged and even surpassed all forms…
    October 5, 2023

    Turks & Caicos on chess map!

    Ian Wilkinson leaving the Women’s World Cup held in Australia. The Jamaicans made the round of 16.Photo courtesy of Ian…
    September 30, 2023

    “The Final Attack,” Chess Teachings of Emory Tate

    FM Todd Andrews recently released a manual, The Final Attack a tribute to the lessons of International Master Emory Tate.…
    September 23, 2023

    After World Cup, Where is African Chess?

    One month ago, African Chess was on display. Twenty-two of Africa’s finest chess players (17 Open and 5 Women) participated…
    September 4, 2023

    Aftermath of Niemann/Chess.com/Carlsen agreement

    One week ago, Chess.com released a statement announcing the reinstatement of Hans Niemann on chess.com and an end to the…
    August 25, 2023

    Carlsen wins 2023 FIDE World Cup!

    Magnus Carlsen added another accolade to his already storied career by winning the World Cup. He overcame a wonderful performance…
    August 22, 2023

    2023 FIDE World Cup: Semifinals/Finals

    Praggnanandhaa beats Caruana, will play Carlsen in the Final! This World Cup tournament has been one of big upsets, but…
    August 19, 2023

    Battle of the Masters: NYC Blitz Chess Match!!

    Greetings! I’m Inez Kelley, sister to Armand Kelley a member of the NYC chess community. For those who know, Armand…
    August 18, 2023

    2023 FIDE World Cup: Quarterfinals

    Semifinals set… Carlsen-Caruana favorites… Goryachkina faces phenom We are winding down the World Cup and it’s been an exciting ride.…
    August 16, 2023

    Drum chats with FM Warren Elliott

    The Chess Drum visited the Pan-Am Youth Chess Festival held in Chicago and was able to have a chat with…
      February 26, 2009

      The Drum goes to Qatar!

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