Historic Moments: The 2001 World Open (Philadelphia)

Following are pictures from the historic 2001 World Open. This tournament featured a contingent of African players touring the U.S. The usual excitement filled the air as many of the Black players scored impressive results. To see a larger view of thumbnails, click on image. The colored photographs were taken by Daaim Shabazz and the black and white were taken by Frank Johnson. All copyrights are reserved.

Ahmoad Ware & Vance Williams, IM Amon Simutowe,
Post-mortem analysis John Donaldson-Pete Rogers)

FM Emory Tate, Paul Obiomiwe and Sulaiman Smith

NM Grace Nsubuga, The Jamaicans,
FM Kenny Solomon (South Africa) vs. GM Julian Hodgson (England)

Sulaiman Smith, Daaim Shabazz

Eric Johnson

The Nigerians, David Allen Jr. and David Allen Sr.,
Sulaiman Smith & Frank Johnson

IM Oladapo Adu and FM William Morrison

Alain Morais (Jamaica), Ras Malaku Lorne (Jamaica),
FM Emory Tate showing Kudrin-Tate, 0-1 (24)

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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