Month: March 2018

  • The Chess Drum

    Caruana holding steady at 2018 Candidates

    During this rest day, the 2018 World Candidates tournament is heading toward a very exciting ending. America’s Fabiano Caruana has held sole lead (6/9) for a couple of rounds breaking away from Shahkriyar Mamedyarov (5½/9), also undefeated. Caruana has had a very solid showing thus far and only obstinate defense…

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  • Media Stories

    Book Review: Chess Behind Bars

    Chess is often thought of as a game of the high-browed intelligentsia. It has adherents worldwide and is touted as an activity to sharpen one’s mind and to enhance cognitive ability. Does chess really make people smart? No, but it can certainly help the mind stay sharp and teach valuable…

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  • Africa

    Rwanda chess set for 2018 Olympiad

    James Karuhanga, “Rwanda team for Chess Olympiad 2018 confirmed,” The New Times, 12 March 2018 Sandrine Uwase Ten players on Sunday night qualified to make the open and women’s national teams, respectively, for the Chess Olympiad 2018 later this year in Batumi, the second-largest city of Georgia, from September 23…

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  • Matches

    Chicago vs. Detroit… Windy City vs. Motor City clash!

    On April 21st, it’s going down. One of the most fierce rivalries in sports history will continue as the Chicago Chess Blitzers travel eastward to take on the Detroit Players in the Motor City. This match has been in the works work several months while the Chicago-New York match was…

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  • Media Stories

    Black is Good! Black Panther in Perspective

    Zion. Zamunda. Wakanda. All fictional places in film with memorable and history-making story lines. Zamunda was the mythical kingdom characterized in Coming to America, one of Eddie Murphy’s finest efforts. In The Matrix, Zion was the home base of pioneers fighting artificial intelligence agents seeking to exploit humans trapped in…

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  • Europe

    2018 World Candidates Tournament (Berlin, Germany)

    Today the World Chess Candidates will start the process of determining the challenger for the World Championship match later on in the year against World Champion Magnus Carlsen. The tournament will take place in the German capital of Berlin, the city’s first time hosting the event. The field will feature…

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  • The Chess Drum

    “Triple Exclam” now in paperback!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum P.O. Box 7663 Tallahassee, FL 32314-7663 USA webmaster@thechessdrum.net (850) 296-9494 ISBN-10: 0998118024 ISBN-13: 978-0998118024 Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds Publisher: The Chess Drum, LLC Paperback: $27.00 (full color) Triple Exclam!!! The Life and Games of Emory Tate, Chess Warrior hit the market…

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