ChessBase article on Amon Simutowe!

ChessBase has run an article on GM-elect Amon Simutowe written by me! The article is presented differently on The Chess Drum as ChessBase’s Frederic Friedel has a different layout philosophy. The the articles have the exact same content. Enjoy!


  1. Congratulations Dr. Shabazz on a great biographical sketch of GM-elect Simutowe on Chessbase. I’ve visited many chess related websites recently and they all provide links to the Chess Drum!

  2. Daaim – Amon’s rise to the GM title is a great story, and you did an outstanding job of telling it in the Chessbase article. I can hear the ‘Drum beating a bit louder! 🙂

  3. Daaim,if I was ever told that your ancestors are of Zambian Origin I would never doubt that.:)

    You are our touch bearer.Very nice article. Amon will definitely be excited and so are we as a nation. You give us every reason to keep smiling. Keep up the good work!

  4. Great article Daaim ,Amon should now push and push,not stall.I have seen a great many talent stalling suddenly,Josh Waitzkin immediately springs to mind

    Daaim whats with you displaying Victoria Falls which is in Zimbabwe??I hope you do not get President Robert Mugabe angry because he wants to do away with Ameican n British Imperialist mind.

  5. As you know Zimbabwe and Zambia were separated by colonialism… Southern and Northern Rhodesia. They both share the world wonder (it is in between) and the falls flow into the Zambezi River. By the way, I did not tell them to include that picture in the article.

    Amon was in France last I heard. He is still not getting any support to get the last 30 or so ELO points.

  6. I do not think anyone has money for Chess in Zambia,hard to find sponsorship,maybe if a government official …but its a long process and possibly debates in parliament. Is he finding support hard from tournament sponsors too??? Money has gone too low these dayz in Chess ,I can’t believe the Topalov-Kamsky match cannot raise decent money after all the trouble of playing in World Cup for Kamsky.Just watched d prize fund in Gausdal where Kaidanov won ,in a descent closed tournament first prize was only 1 000 Euros .Maybe if Garry was still around???Around 1991-5 there surely was better money in Candidates etc.

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