Archive for December 31st, 2015

The year of 2015 had so many highs and lows. In The Chess Drum’s 14th year, we posted 200 stories and a number of tournaments graced these pages. Apart from the Tata Steel tournament starting off the new year, there were several big productions announced including the Millionaire qualifiers held on the African continent (Kenya, […]

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Sweden’s best chess player Nils Grandelius will challenge Sam Sevian, USA, in a duel. The two rapid games 15 min + 10 sec will be broadcast live on Expressen TV on January 5th at 8:30pm CET (2:30pm EST). GM Pontus Carlsson just returned from the Qatar Masters with rave reviews, but he has reported to […]

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God is good! When I least expected it, Josh surprised us. He earned his first GM and IM norm in The North American Open in Vegas. ~Guy Colas Guy Colas will tell anyone within earshot that his son Josh Colas has always had the potential to excel at chess. An ardent advocate, he has looked […]

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