Month: October 2013

  • Match of the Century! Anand vs. Carlsen

    In a week’s time, the “Match of the Century” will take place between defending World Champion Viswanathan Anand and Magnus Carlsen. This match could represent the battle of generations, but many are not so sure that it will result in the passing of the torch. Anand has an excellent chance…

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  • 8th Annual “Bum Rush the Boards”

    PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday October 29, 2013 WHAT: 8th Annual Bum Rush the Boards Chess Tournament WHERE/WHEN: Saturday November 2nd, 10am-4pm at the Columbia Heights Recreation Center (1480 Girard Street, NW) ADMISSION: $10/player CONTACT: Mike Santini, 202.667.1192,, Kymone Freeman, 202.413.6160, BUM RUSH THE BOARDS ASKS THE…

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  • Zambia’s Bwalya wins Airtel Chess Challenge

    INTERNATIONAL Master Gillian Bwalya was on Sunday crowned winner of the second edition of the Airtel Chess Challenge. Bwalya, who amassed 4.5 points in a four-way tie in first position, was higher on tie-break. IM Gillian Bwalya In second place was Kelvin Chumfwa also with 4.5 points with 21.5 tie-break…

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  • Hip-Hop

    “64 Squares” rap touts HHCF themes

    Get ready! This is the moment we’ve been waiting for. Adisa Banjoko’s Hip Hop Chess Federation has released a teaser song on the upcoming “HHCF Street Games” mixtape for the organization. The compilation will showcase a variety of hip-hop artists on a chess-themed CD designed to popularize chess and the…

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  • 1st “Armaggedon” at African Chess Lounge

    Approximately one year ago, The Chess Drum was introduced to the South Africa-based African Chess Lounge (ACL). At that time, they were holding qualifiers for a long-awaited television broadcast featuring blitz matches, news and interviews. That time has come as Reuben Salimu sent out a press release. National Master Jerald…

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  • Africa

    2013 Lagos Chess Classic (Lagos, Nigeria)

    Egypt’s IM Abdelrahman Hesham won the 1st LAGOS STATE CHESS CLASSICS International Open Chess Tournament topping four others with 6/7 on tiebreaks. According to Abiola Akinseye’s Facebook report, The final day of the Lagos state chess classic ended in some kind of anticlimax as the tournament leaders GM Dejan Antic…

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  • Wilkinson at 84th FIDE Congress

    Ian Wilkinson in Tallinn, Estonia. Ian G. Wilkinson, QC, the president of the Jamaica Chess Federation visited the Estonian Parliament on Thursday, October 10, 2013 as a guest of Member of Parliament Andrei Korobeinik who is also the president of the Estonia Chess Union. The men discussed various matters of…

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  • Alpha Phi Alpha promotes Scholastic Chess

    Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity, Incorporated is the first collegiate fraternity founded by seven Black men at Cornell University on December 4, 1906. The idea was to build an organization in which these students (and those like them) could maintain more intimate contacts in order to pursue scholarly endeavors. The foundations…

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  • Ilyumzhinov announces re-election bid

    Most of the attention since yesterday has been on Garry Kasparov’s announcement of his candidacy for FIDE President. What has been lost on most chess websites is Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s bid for re-election. Ilyumzhinov has been the head of FIDE for the past 18 years and is seeking another four years.…

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  • Kasparov seeks FIDE Presidency!

    A few months ago during Garry Kasparov’s tour of Africa, speculation was bubbling that the former world champion would vie for the FIDE Presidency. His tour had all the makings of a campaign as he was received by the chess brass of seven nations. Garry Kasparov, FIDE Presidential CandidatePhoto by…

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