Day: July 8, 2007

  • World Open

    2007 World Open Information Center

    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…

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  • Tactical Ending at the World Open

    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…

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  • Interesting interview with Jesse Kraai

    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.…

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  • 2007 World Open: Exterminator is Back!

      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…

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