“On the Scene” with Jerald Times

National Master Jerald Times was featured in a new segment called “On the Scene” with Sean Miller. Times answers a series of questions including how he discovered chess and his evolution as a player out of historic Harlem, New York. He touched on the fierce rivalry as a member of the “Black Bear School of Chess” and most recently his stint as a national coach of South African youth teams.

Jerald Times of Harlem, New York coaching South Africa team
at the 2011 All-Africa Games.

He reflected on his non-chess experiences in South Africa including living the political climate during the time of Nelson Mandela. Perhaps the most poignant may have been the ethnic dynamics and how that related to chess attainment. Interesting.

Part One

Part Two

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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