Archive for March 11th, 2010

Bernard Parham, Sr. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Bernard Parham has a claim to fame. No it is not as the 1967 Indiana State Champion, or even as a long-time chess educator. He is famous for something else… “The Matrix System of Chess.” This system was created decades ago when Parham had a fascination with the […]

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Susan Polgar with Diamond Abdus-Shakoor. Photo courtesy of Susan Polgar. Diamond Abdus-Shakoor played in the Susan Polgar All-Girls Chess Challenge last year and won her group with a perfect 7-0 score. With this came a digital clock and a laptop computer! Diamond recently competed in the Polgar tournament and had another triumphant outing. The 9-year […]

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