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.
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!!