Big guns travel to Nice, France to compete in the 2008 Amber Blindfold and Rapid tournament. Primarily the same permutation of players as in Corus and Linares, these players are playing in the luxurious the Palais de la Mediterranée which is five-star accommodations.
Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.