The Chess Drum reveals “Classics”

The Chess Drum

In commemoration of Black History Month and the 7th anniversary of The Chess Drum, I present to you “Drum Classics,” a presentation of images of chess events that may have been long forgotten. Over the years chess has become more accessible to people far and wide, but the manner in which chess touches millions are often untold.

Particularly, Blacks’ involvement in chess is often missing from the annals of history. Partly because of lack of documentation, Black players have been slow to build a chess history, but over the years have made a number of contributions. Despite a relatively modest presence in chess, players of African descent possess a zeal for the game and certainly contribute its universal appeal. Some of the images will capture this zeal and passion.

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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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