National Master Kayin Barclay taking on 30 students
at the Detroit City Chess Club. All photos by Daaim Shabazz.
Kevin Fite and Sherman Redden, Sr. of the Detroit City Chess Club (DCCC) have invited National Master Kayin Barclay and Dr. Daaim Shabazz of The Chess Drum to the organization’s annual banquet. Last night Barclay gave a 29-board simultaneous exhibition at the Charles H. Wright African-American Museum. The young master faced 30 students from the Detroit area.
The students were looking very sharp and were determined to beat the freshman from Morehouse College. Two were successful and two players held Barclay to a draw for a 26-2-2 score. There were some interesting positions and Barclay wiggled his way out of more than one losing position.
The DCCC will hold their banquet at 6:00pm tonight at the Detroit Yacht Club which sits on Belle Isle, a scenic island on the river between Detroit and Canada. Tickets are $60.00 for adults and $25.00 for children.
(L-R) Kevin Fite, NM Kayin Barclay, Dr. Daaim Shabazz, Sherman Redden, Sr., Kayeen Kemp
Stay tuned for more photos!!