Archive for July 8th, 2007

World Open Coverage The Chess Drum Daaim (Shabazz)2007 World Open: First half sizzles!2007 World Open: Massive tie for 1st!2007 World Open: Exterminator is Back!2007 World Open: Emory Tate annotates! Audio Interviews (conducted by Daaim Shabazz)Interview: GM Maurice Ashley (audio – 2:57 minutes)Interview: FM William Morrison (audio – 6:57 minutes) Official Site(https://chessevents.com/worldopen/)

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I don’t usually show too many of my games on The Chess Drum, but this one had a unique lesson. I remember a book by GM John Nunn called Secrets of Pawnless Endings. It had some amazing tactics in pieceless endings. There is nothing worse than missing a nice tactic to finish a game. I had two […]

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GM-elect Jesse Kraai was featured on the cover of the July 2007 Chess Life magazine. I remember reading a story on Kraai who was reputed to be a neighborhood troublemaker in his youth. When asked why he chose chess,  he said it was the most violent game he could find. Well lots has changed since. […]

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  A determined William Morrison takes a swig during battle. The “Exterminator” scored 7-2 to tie for 1st in the under-2400 section. The blitz legend has returned in full form. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Many people have been wondering what has happened to William “The Exterminator” Morrison. In an interview with The Chess Drum, he […]

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