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    July 5, 2022

    Nepomniachtchi wins Candidates… Carlsen undecided on rematch

    Ian Nepomniachtchi won the Candidates Tournament yesterday ending on an undefeated 9.5/14. In fact, he avoided real trouble (for the…
    June 30, 2022

    Kevin Pryor shines at Emory Castle Camp

    Kevin Pryor is known more as an organizer extraordinaire in the state of Florida and currently serves as the Florida…
    June 24, 2022

    Nepomniachtchi leading Candidates 2022 after six

    Ian Nepomniachtchi came into this Candidates Tournament as the last player who earned the right to play Magnus Carlsen for…
    June 24, 2022

    Shabazz to get Special Services Chess Award!

    Dear Chess Community, On June 17th, I was informed that I would be the recipient of a U.S. Chess Special…
    June 16, 2022

    Maurice Ashley honored by Brownsville!

    Grandmaster Maurice Ashley was one of the esteemed honorees that also included championship boxer Mike Tyson, actress Bern Nadette Stanis…
    June 15, 2022

    2022 Candidates Tournament is here!

    In two days, the 2022 Candidates tournament will begin with a very interesting field of new faces and some returnees…
    June 11, 2022

    FIDE Election tickets certified, African ticket out

    The FIDE Electoral Commission released its report in certifying the tickets for the August 7th election. Five tickets were submitted…
    June 7, 2022

    Togolese Chess on fire at Rapid/Blitz!

    Togo is a country of some eight million with a growing chess-playing segment. With its Founder and President on hand…
    June 5, 2022

    Aspiring chess master Janell Warner ready to shine

    Janell Warner posted pictures on social media about her graduation from Brandeis University and stated, “so happy to be surrounded…
    May 31, 2022

    Jeffery Xiong nets another Chicago title!

    Jeffrey Xiong won his second Chicago Open title after his 2015 breakthrough. At the 2022 Chicago Open, he finished on…
    May 28, 2022

    IM Eugenio Campos at IPCA

    International Master Eugenio Campos is a long-time Olympian from Angola. Recently, he represented the country at the IPCA (International Physically…
    May 24, 2022

    Somalia finalizes team for 2022 Olympiad

    The Somali Chess Federation had successfully finalized the Olympiad qualifying chess tournament that was held in Mogadishu between 17/05/2022 to…
    May 21, 2022

    FIDE 2022 election campaigns heat up!

    Early this month, the Presidential election (FIDE 2022) opened and there are already four candidates for President. This point was…
    May 20, 2022

    Daniel Cawdery wins South African Championship

    IM Daniel Cawdery won his second national title by edging out the field of contemporaries including former national champions and…
    May 20, 2022

    Spike Lee celebrates NIKE’s 50th with chess

    Spike Lee filming “Seen It All” Photo by NIKE Spike Lee Joint helps to celebrate Nike’s 50th with a montage…
    May 14, 2022

    Jamaica’s Christie wins Heroes Cup 2022!

    Barbados Chess Federation, “Jamaican Christie takes spot in Heroes Day Cup, Wilson wins Challengers section,” barbadoschess.org, 29 April 2022. Leading…
    May 13, 2022

    Michael Abron releases book on Chess Journey

    For the past couple of years Michael Abron has been working on his memoirs to tell his story of playing…
    May 13, 2022

    Dvorkovich-Anand 2022 campaign for FIDE

    Six weeks ago on April 1st, Arkady Dvorkovich announced a commitment from 5-time world champion Viswanathan Anand to stand with…
    May 13, 2022

    Cayman Islands’ Chess Jubilee!

    The Cayman Islands Chess Federation was formed in 2018 with a grand plan to build a chess community as many…
    May 8, 2022

    Brewington Hardaway wins K8!

    Top-seed Brewington Hardaway won the K8 National Championship on tiebreaks over four co-champions. All ended with 6/7. Now 13, Brewington…
    May 7, 2022

    Geopolitics and the Diverse Voices in Chess

    The Russian incursion into Ukraine is still burning up the news cycle more than two months after the geopolitical conflict…
    May 6, 2022

    Togo’s Fumey will stand for FIDE President

    The chess community on the African continent is buzzing at the news of Enyonam Sewa NoĂ«l Fumey announcing his candidacy…
    April 24, 2022

    First IM norm for Tani Adewumi!

    FIDE Master Tani Adewumi is growing up right before our eyes. He recently notched the first of three required “norms”…
    April 23, 2022

    Jerald Times scores victory in legal chess battle

    National Master Jerald Times told The Chess Drum a month ago about a troubling saga involving his tenure at the…
    April 1, 2022

    Business Meets Chess & Kids… Spring 2022!

    Business Meets Chess & Kids kicks off a spring event featuring former Real Madrid star Esteban Granero as he will…
    April 1, 2022

    ChessBase gets the beat of The Chess Drum!

    Recently chess.com featured “Chess Through an African Lens” written by this author. The reception was very positive, but it is…
    March 25, 2022

    The Steven Rollins Chess Rule

    In most team competitions, teammates don’t play each other, but retired U.S. Marine Corps Master Sergeant Steven Rollins thought of…
    March 17, 2022

    India to host FIDE Chess Olympiad

    The FIDE Chess Olympiad will be held later this year in Chennai, India according to a FIDE press release. The…
    March 14, 2022

    Promoting to a Black Chess Queen

    In 2010, I wrote an article titled “Baraka Shabazz: Black Queen of Chess.” Seven years later came “Revisiting Baraka Shabazz,”…
      February 26, 2009

      The Drum goes to Qatar!

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