Month: June 2019

  • The Chess Drum

    2019 World Open (Philadelphia, USA)

    The 47th Annual World Open will begin this week with its usual fanfare during July 4th weekend. More than 1,000 players will journey to the iconic city of Philadelphia for the festival. The World Open attracts a wide array of national and international players and the 9-round Swiss tournament always…

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  • The Chess Drum

    Maya McGreen earns Senior TD title!

    In chess, the spotlight usually shines on the world’s elite players. While we respect players for their mastery of chess, we may not realize the hard work that goes into organizing an event: the details, the expense, and all of the effort. We can’t thank organizers enough for their hard…

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    Detroit honors 2019 All-City team!

    In an impressive showing last Friday, Detroit City Chess Club (DCCC) continued its tradition by honoring area scholastic players for its 6th Annual All-City Team Awards. Detroit has had a history of successes in scholastic tournaments and this is an opportunity to recount the positive community impact. DCCC hosted the…

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  • Russia

    Goryachkina to challenge Ju Wenjun for title

    Aleksandra Goryachkina Twenty-year old Aleksandra Goryachkina won the Women’s Candidates tournament with a dominating performance and finally bringing to fruition her prodigious world championship potential. Since coming on the scene as a young prodigy she has turned in stellar performances winning three age world titles and the Girls World Junior…

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  • The Chess Drum

    Nathan Hinds wins 2019 President’s Cup!

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPR contact: David Rose, Public Relations Chairemail: jamchessfed.secretary@gmail.comweb: www.jamchess.com University of Technology student Nathan Hinds claimed first place after an exhilarating finale in the President’s Cup Invitational Chess Tournament which concluded on May 26 at the Jamaica Olympic Association. Hinds, who has had a phenomenal Chess year so…

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  • The Chess Drum

    St. Ethelreda making moves @ Chicago Chess Open!

    Shakira Luster At the 2019 Chicago Open, I walked into a tournament hall and noticed the wide range of ages playing in the under-1000. However, what also stuck out was three girls who were under the watchful eye of their coach. I snapped a few pictures not immediately realizing the…

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  • The Chess Drum

    2019 Haitian (Jr.) Chess Championships

    The 13th edition of the the Federation Haitian Chess Chess Championship (FHE) took place, for the first time, on two days at the Hotel Le Plaza on Saturday 1ST AND SUNDAY 2 June 2019, from 8am TO 4pm. The tournament is made following the Swiss system with a pace of…

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  • The Chess Drum

    Atlanta’s Troutman at 2019 Chicago Open

    Charles Troutman III Charles Troutman III had been one of the top 100 players in age categories between 9-11 years old. After a lull in his tournament play during 2017, he began playing more online activity and his classical chess began to improve. He’s on the verge of eclipsing the…

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  • Drum Majors

    Renewed Energy @ Chicago Open!

    The Chicago Open has been one of the marquee tournaments for two decades. It is the first major of the summer season and generally attracts a healthy mix of professionals, norm seekers and scholastic phenoms. However, what made this tournament different was the buzz created by the online battles that…

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