Madagascar Open (August 4th-9th)

The Kasparov Chess Foundation continues to cut a huge swath of chess activity across the African continent. This activity now includes the islands off the coast of Africa. Th 2015 CHESS OPEN INTERNATIONAL DE MADAGASCAR is the latest and will take place August 4th-9th. Interested parties can contact Mr. Yves Rakotomaharo, President of FMJE at for further information on this event.

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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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