The Chess Drum is 23!

Hello everyone!

The Chess Drum has covered a lot of chess events over the past 23 years. This coverage has included six Olympiads, several Grand Chess Tour events, national events and visits to many chess communities around the world.

Photo Essays from The Chess Drum

(Daaim Shabazz)
Bahamas Bahrain Brazil
Cuba China England
Germany Ghana Italy
Jamaica Kenya Norway
Qatar South Africa Spain
TrinidadTurkey Vietnam

After covering the world’s elite players and local heroes during this time, it is time to compile these thoughts in literary form. There are many memorable events. Some of these I will cover in an upcoming video.

Covering the historic Wilbert Paige Memorial in Harlem, New York

While there seems to be a flow of information about chess in the African Diaspora, there is still a need to organize and codify the information so that successive generations can have access. You may have wondered how the articles are produced. Below is a video giving an inside look at the working environment where the development takes place.


Daaim Shabazz, The Chess Drum

Video by Daaim Shabazz/The Chess Drum


  1. Happy anniversary to the MAGNIFICENT Chess drum. Daaim, you have done the Chess universe a tremendous service which will be recognized by posterity. Long may it continue!!

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