“Drum Beat” Vol.1, No. 3

In the third “Drum Beat” segment, we look at the latest news on The Chess Drum including a few interesting features such as “Will Hou Yifan become the greatest?” and “Bobby’s Blitz Chess“. There is also a very interesting story on Theophilus Thompson by Dr. Steven Dowd on a composition that he was never given credit for.

In this segment is an emphasis on the World Championship which starts on May 10th. The official website has been released as well as the world championship cycle on the FIDE site.

The 2012 Olympiad website has also been released with details on the tournament and visa requirements. There are also a number of national championships in preparation for the Olympiad beginning August 27th in Istanbul, Turkey. The London Chess Classic has been confirmed as well.

There is a clip from the Maurice Ashley interview which ran a couple of weeks ago. Check out the entire segment below (17:59 minutes). Enjoy!!

Drum Beat (Vol. No. 3)

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