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    July 16, 2024

    Saad Elmi gets 2nd IM norm!

    Saad Elmi of Norway earned his 2nd IM norm at the Zadar GM Norm Tournament in Croatia. He ended on…
    July 14, 2024

    Tani Adewumi wins U.S. Cadet!

    U.S. Chess Online reports another milestone for FM Tani Adewumi! Now 13 years old, Adewumi won the 2024 U.S. Cadet…
    July 7, 2024

    St. Louis Chess Club upgrading!

    The Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis (CCSCSL or St. Louis Chess Club) has been slowly expanding since…
    July 6, 2024

    Howard University Chess Club approaches 100 years!

    Howard University, founded in 1867, is a preeminent institution of higher learning. Jamaal Abdul-Alim has been an unofficial advisor to the…
    June 25, 2024

    Bernard Parham, chess innovator, passes away

    Bernard Parham I, the 1967 Indiana State Champion and creator of the Matrix Chess System, has passed away. His son…
    June 20, 2024

    The Rise of Deborah Quickpen

    In the aftermath of the “Battle of the Ages” match between Nigerians Tunde Onakoya and rising star Deborah Quickpen, we…
    June 19, 2024

    Chess molds NBA Champion, Jaylen Brown

    A couple of nights ago, Jaylen Brown of the Boston Celtics became an NBA Champion. He was also voted the…
    June 14, 2024

    Nigeria’s “The Battle of the Ages” fought to exciting draw!

    “The Battle of the Ages” kicked off on June 11th, pitting global ambassador Tunde Onakoya against Nigerian phenom Deborah Quickpen.…
    June 13, 2024

    2024 Dominica Chess Championships

    Dominica The island of Dominica recently held its National Chess Championships, including its first Women’s Finals from May 30th to…
    June 7, 2024

    Nigerian Chess Action, “Battle of the Ages”

    Nigeria is hosting a “Battle of the Ages” on June 11th between global chess activist Tunde Onakoya and teen phenom…
    June 7, 2024

    Warren Seymour, legend of Bahamian chess, dies

    According to press reports, Bahamas chess legend Warren Seymour passed away Tuesday morning, and the country now mourns his loss.…
    May 28, 2024

    HBCU Chess Spotlight: Alan Cowan

    Alan Cowan was co-valedictorian of Morehouse College’s 2023 graduating class. He kindled an intense interest in finance and now works…
    May 23, 2024

    Robert Gwaze resurfaces, wins Namibia Open

    IM Robert Gwaze is always in conversations about Africa’s brightest moments in history. Since his 2002 gold medal at the…
    May 22, 2024

    Watu Kobese premiers in new podcast!

    South African International Master Watu Kobese International Master Watu Kobese has a chess resume as long as he is tall.…
    May 15, 2024

    Reflections on the 2024 HBCU Chess Classic

    Nearly a month has passed since the HBCU Chess Classic ended in Atlanta, Georgia. Held April 20th and 21st, it…
    May 12, 2024

    HBCU Chess Spotlight: Spelman College

    Jamila Thompson is a graduating senior at Spelman College. The native New Yorker was taught chess by her father and…
    May 11, 2024

    HBCU Chess Spotlight: Hampton University

    Hampton University traveled 22 hours to the 2024 HBCU Chess Classic in Atlanta after a last-minute effort by the Hampton…
    May 9, 2024

    HBCU Chess Spotlight: North Carolina A&T

    North Carolina A&T Aggies, 1st place team (2024 HBCU Chess Classic)Photo by Daaim Shabazz/The Chess Drum Dressed in their North…
    May 9, 2024

    HBCU Chess Spotlight: Howard University

    Howard University has a long and esteemed history as an institution. One of the most well-known universities in the country,…
    May 9, 2024

    Meet the Kings & Queens of HBCU Chess!

    HBCU Chess has a long but largely undocumented history. During the 2024 HBCU Chess Classic hosted by The Black Odyssey,…
    May 8, 2024

    Gregory Acholonu featured “Chess on the Brain”

    In a fascinating podcast, FM Gregory Acholonu was a guest on “Chess on the Brain,” talking about a range of…
    April 28, 2024

    FAMU’s Caleb Parker is 2024 HBCU Chess Champion!

    Daniel Buckley (Engineering), Florian Dorleans (FAMU Alumnus), Caleb Parker (Computer Information Systems), Lee Parker (School of Allied Health), Dr. Daaim…
    April 11, 2024

    Glenn Bady becomes FIDE Trainer!

    Life Master Glenn Bady has been involved in chess for nearly 50 years and was part of the contingent of…
    April 5, 2024

    Maurice Ashley speaks on new books!

    Grandmaster Maurice Ashley has been busy lately despite taking a break from commentating. On the cover of the latest Chess…
    March 30, 2024

    2024 HBCU Chess Classic (Atlanta, GA)

    Participants at the 2023 HBCU Chess ClassicPhoto by TBO Chess Society All roads will lead to Atlanta for the 2nd…
    March 30, 2024

    Capital City Open V (Tallahassee, Florida)

    Florida’s Capital City is warming up, and chess is in full bloom. Over the past two years, Jacob Sperber has…
    March 24, 2024

    Amin, February win 2024 African Individuals!

    GM Bassem Amin and WIM Jesse February took the titles at the 2024 African Individual Chess Championship (AICC). It would…
    March 22, 2024

    Jacorey Bynum makes National Master!

    Jacorey Bynum broke the 2200 barrier last weekend at the Southern Chess Classic, earning the coveted title of National Master!…
    March 20, 2024

    Trinidad & Tobago takes 1st CARICOM Chess Classic!

    The 1st CARICOM Chess Classic took place in Georgetown, Guyana, a nation with a rich chess tradition. Guyana was previously…
    March 15, 2024

    2024 African Individual Chess Championships (Accra, Ghana)

    The 2024 African Individual Chess Championships (AICC) have begun! Twenty-four countries have assembled in Accra-Ghana to compete for glory, titles,…
      February 26, 2009

      The Drum goes to Qatar!

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