Month: March 2017

  • Media Stories

    Chess & Community Conference on April 1st!

    There is a positive initiative taking place in a city famous for its “Bulldogs” than anything else. However, University of Georgia (UGA) graduate Lemuel LeRoche has begun a new trend in Athens, Georgia with a youth empowerment program centered around chess. Laroche had the revelation after playing a game with…

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  • Caribbean

    Elliott wins Red Scorpion Blitz Battle!

    There was lots of trash talk leading up to the Red Scorpion Blitz tournament with pundits predicting who would make it out of the four groups of four. The tournament was structured with World Cup brackets. Sixteen players were vying for glory and there was the Group of Death” featuring…

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  • Media Stories

    Was there a coup d’etat within FIDE?

    In the past 24-48 hours, the chess world has been buzzing with the news of Kirsan Ilyumzhinov’s resignation. The news was reported on the FIDE website, and many chess organizations ran the story as well. Literally hours after the news broke, Ilyumzhinov’s personal assistant Berik Balgabaev called it “fake news”…

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  • Drum Majors

    Ashley hot in the media

    GM Maurice Ashley has been back in the media like we’ve never seen before. First he gave a candid appearance on “One on 1” segment. On display were vintage photos of a younger Ashley, but it gave a wide-ranging view of his passion and the expanse of his activities. Most…

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  • Drum Majors

    Tate’s bio “Triple Exclam” making moves

    Fantastic, ‘magnificent’ product which will in time be duly recognized as a ‘magnum opus’! ~Ian Wilkinson, Jamaica Chess Federation Retail Price: $40.00 (full color, hard back) On March 11th, The Chess Drum announced the release of Emory Tate’s biography, Triple Exclam!!! The Life and Games of Emory Tate, Chess Warrior…

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  • Media Stories

    Detroit chess champs prepare for 2017 Supernationals

    Kevin Fite is preparing his chess players for Supernationals that is only months away. Fite coaches at University Preparatory Science and Math Middle School, but has had a hand in the development of most of the area players through the Detroit City Chess Club. He has also hosted a number…

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  • Drum Majors

    Emory Tate’s bio, “Triple Exclam” is here!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum P.O. Box 7663 Tallahassee, FL 32314-7663 USA webmaster@thechessdrum.net (850) 296-9494 Tallahassee, USA – 11 March 2017 – Emory Tate’s biography Triple Exclam!!! The Life and Games of Emory Tate, Chess Warrior has finally arrived and is available for purchase. The book…

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  • Africa

    Chess finds its way to Gambian village

    While the chess world has been occupied with world championship tournaments and elite players, there are many stories unfolding involving the ancient board game. There are different aspects of chess… the sporting aspect, the scientific aspect and the social aspect. The latter is found in stories such as “Queen of…

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