Month: August 2021

  • USA

    Brewington Hardaway 4th at NAYCC, wins blitz

    Brewington Hardaway at 2019 World Open Photo by Daaim ShabazzNational Master Brewington Hardaway recently competed in the under-12 group at the 2021 North American Youth Chess Championships (NAYCC) in Chicago placing 4th. Coming in with a USCF rating of 2301 he was the top-seed and had a string of strong…

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  • Africa

    Burundi’s Chess President, Wilfried Ntamatungiro

    Burundi became a member of FIDE in 1999, two years after launching the chess federation known as “Fédération de Jeu d’Echecs du Burundi” or the acronym, FECHEBU. On August 15th, they had their elections and Wilfried Ntamatungiro received 17/24 votes to become the incoming President. Formerly the rating official of…

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  • USA

    Tani Adewumi wins North American Youth under-12

    Tani Adewumi winning under-12 at North American Youth Chess Championships.Photo by Kayodo Adewumi Tanitoluwa Adewumi has been in the public eye since his story hit the news two years ago. He has also been popular is social media and appeared last year in a Puzzle Rush challenge match on Hikaru…

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  • USA

    Detroit’s Joseph Gadson passes away

    Joseph Gadson (Detroit, USA) Photo by Joseph Gadson (Facebook)The Detroit chess community is mourning the devastating loss of Joseph Nathan Gadson. He died yesterday a day shy of his 36th birthday from the complications of gastroparesis, a rare disease that primarily affects the gastrointestinal system. Joseph stated that he was…

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  • The Chess Drum

    Inside Look at Kenyan Chess

    64 Chess Squares TV hosted a short interview with Kenya Chess Federation President Benard Wanjala. He discusses the current events including the highest participation in the African Chess Championships in Malawi. Wanjala, who also serves as the African Chess Confederation Vice President, discussed the current state of chess given the…

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  • World Cup

    2021 FIDE World Cup: FINALS

    2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (FINALS, 3rd Place) 1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS ½-½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 0-1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR Official Brackets Finals (Open, 3rd place), Game 1 Wednesday, 4 August 2021 Karjakin-Duda are “Quick Draw McGraw”… Carlsen bashes Fedoseev Both Sergey…

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  • World Cup

    2021 FIDE World Cup: Semis (Open), Finals (Women)

    2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 6) 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR ½-½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS ½-½ Karjakin, Sergey RUS Official Brackets Semifinals (Open), Finals (Women), Game 1 Sunday, 1 August 2021 Semifinal games drawn… Kosteniuk breaks through in opener Magnus Carlsen is…

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