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

Daaim Shabazz

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.

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