The Chess Drum’s Highlights of 2008!

2008 World Chess Championship 2008 Olympiad (Dresden, Germany)

As we close the curtain on the year 2008, there were some interesting such as the Beijing Olympics, the global financial crisis and the U.S. Presidential campaign of Barack Obama and John McCain. In terms of chess developments, there was the World Championship (Anand vs. Kramnik), the Olympiad in Dresden and the usual controversies surrounding FIDE. Looking back on 2008, what is your most vivid memory, chess-related and/or otherwise? The Chess Drum broke a single-season record for number of posts. Here are some of The Chess Drum’s highlights for 2008.

International Events

Individual Feats

Chess in Diverse Places!

Stories of Note

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