Month: July 2020

  • Jamaica

    Pitterson’s Twitch hosts The Chess Drum!

    In this age of the coronavirus, activity has migrated online as thousands of players have set up YouTube channels and registered for online accounts on various chess servers. One of the major contributors to the boom in online chess has been the streaming platform of Twitch. This revolution has made…

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  • The Chess Drum

    Bob Wheeler, Pioneer of Jamaican Chess, dead at 70

    Remembering late Jamaican chess legend Robert Wheeler by Bertram Scott Robert Wheeler, one of Jamaica’s legendary chess players and administrators, was one of the founding members of the Jamaica Chess Federation. Jamaica chess legend Robert Wheeler passed away on Tuesday, June 30, at the Kingston Public Hospital at age 70,…

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  • The Chess Drum

    “International Chess Day” July 20th

    Dear chess friend, Very soon, on July 20th, we will celebrate International Chess Day. As you probably know, this also marks FIDE’s 96th anniversary. This is a day to celebrate chess, and from the International Chess Federation, we would like to reinforce this tradition. Last year many of you joined…

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  • Opinion/Editorials

    Is Chess Inherently Racist?

    One of the most intriguing questions of late pertains to the chess rule of white moving first. With the introduction of this convention in the mid-1800s, was there some type of insidious plot to reinforce white’s superiority and black’s inferiority?

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