The Chess Drum’s Highlights of 2009!

The year of 2009 has come to a close. We end on the note of knowing that the world crown is unified and there will be a consistent cycle for the foreseeable future. There were a number of bright young stars to emerge from diverse countries. We also have a new #1 player. Lots of exciting chess this year. In this segment, we will recount some of the memories covered at The Chess Drum this year.

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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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