Day: December 31, 2019

  • The Chess Drum

    The Chess Drum’s Highlights of 2019!

    The year of 2019 was an important one for The Chess Drum. There was a historic Grand Chess Tour event that took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. This tournament featured 10 of the world’s top players. Magnus Carlsen won that tournament, but more importantly it gave the continent a stage…

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  • World Rapid & Blitz

    2019 World Rapid & Blitz (Moscow, Russia)

    In the last top-level chess event of the year, the top brass assembled in Moscow, Russia to compete in the World Rapid & Blitz Championships. Given the rising popularity of online blitz, this event attracted professional players, blitz specialists and top chess streamers. Magnus Carlsen would be the top attraction.…

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