Daaim Shabazz

  • Chicago Open

    Jeffery Xiong nets another Chicago title!

    Jeffrey Xiong won his second Chicago Open title after his 2015 breakthrough. At the 2022 Chicago Open, he finished on 7/9 along with three others but won the tiebreak battle. Xiong has made steady progress since then and had previously made the national team. With the addition of Levon Aronian…

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  • Africa

    IM Eugenio Campos at IPCA

    International Master Eugenio Campos is a long-time Olympian from Angola. Recently, he represented the country at the IPCA (International Physically Disabled Chess Association) tournament in Ashdod, Israel and placed a respectable 5/9. It is a tournament that he has participated in for the past decade. He has also represented his…

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  • Africa

    Somalia finalizes team for 2022 Olympiad

    The Somali Chess Federation had successfully finalized the Olympiad qualifying chess tournament that was held in Mogadishu between 17/05/2022 to 22/05/2022. The event was organized in a professional manner and 10 chess players had participated in the tournament. CM Ali Farah 1st, FM Omar Abdulrahman 2nd, CM Islam Shiekh 3th,…

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  • FIDE

    FIDE 2022 election campaigns heat up!

    Early this month, the Presidential election (FIDE 2022) opened and there are already four candidates for President. This point was noted by current FIDE Vice President Nigel Short. It appears that the FIDE Presidential Election will be a crowded field. — Nigel Short (@nigelshortchess) May 20, 2022 Crowded indeed. After…

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  • South Africa

    Daniel Cawdery wins South African Championship

    IM Daniel Cawdery won his second national title by edging out the field of contemporaries including former national champions and the country’s lone Grandmaster. The tournament took place May 7-14, 2022 in the Newlands Cricket Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa. GM Kenny Solomon and IM Daniel Cawdery with a…

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  • Media Stories

    Spike Lee celebrates NIKE’s 50th with chess

    Spike Lee filming “Seen It All” Photo by NIKE Spike Lee Joint helps to celebrate Nike’s 50th with a montage of videos of famous athletes and events spanning history since 1988. Spike Lee does it as an all-seeing witness at the chessboard. Set in the chess battleground in a New…

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  • Caribbean

    Jamaica’s Christie wins Heroes Cup 2022!

    Barbados Chess Federation, “Jamaican Christie takes spot in Heroes Day Cup, Wilson wins Challengers section,” barbadoschess.org, 29 April 2022. Leading local chess players Orlando Husbands and Justin Blackman missed out on top honours as Jamaican Joshua Christie captured the Masters section in the Barbados Chess Federation’s Heroes Day Cup. FM…

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  • Media Stories

    Michael Abron releases book on Chess Journey

    For the past couple of years Michael Abron has been working on his memoirs to tell his story of playing in a tournament in all 50 U.S. states. in March released The Chess Traveler and Pioneer. Abron was featured on The Chess Drum after completing the journey. He finished at…

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  • FIDE

    Dvorkovich-Anand 2022 campaign for FIDE

    Six weeks ago on April 1st, Arkady Dvorkovich announced a commitment from 5-time world champion Viswanathan Anand to stand with him on the ticket for reelection. The incumbent FIDE President needs to gain some appeal after his former ties with Russian President Vladimir Putin have put him in a serious…

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  • Caribbean

    Cayman Islands’ Chess Jubilee!

    The Cayman Islands Chess Federation was formed in 2018 with a grand plan to build a chess community as many of their neighbors had done. Only two years later, the federation became a member of FIDE, the world’s chess body. Carlo Lee speaks about chess in the Cayman Islands at…

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