Another year has elapsed. How time goes! The Chess Drum has now been in existence for nine years and has since served as the primary reservoir for content featuring players of African descent. Of course, the site also covers important event and has a worldwide audience in over 200 countries and territories with over 8,000 pages.
There are so many reputable chess websites on the Internet and the goal of The Chess Drum is to cater to a unique segment that would otherwise go overlooked. If the FIDE motto “GENS UNA SUMUS” means anything, all nations should feel that they are a part of a larger community and not isolated. This site hopes to continue providing a voice to smaller nations as well as informing the general audience of international chess news and important events.
Thanks to all fellow webmasters, journalists and chess enthusiasts who have linked to or referred to content on the site. Thanks to all who have provided tips and contributed stories. Thanks to those who have mentioned The Chess Drum to a friend. As the beating of the drum continues on, it is my hope that this site continues to inform, inspire and educate.
KEEP THE BEAT GOING!!