Video: IM Robert Gwaze on YouTube
On last December 3rd, I wrote a story about Robert Gwaze’s participation in a chess camp in Malaysia. An organizer from Malaysia sent me a clip which was posted on YouTube. I added the link to the story, but I wanted to share it with you here. I believe it was FIDE’s Ignatius Leong who told…Read More »
ChessBase article on Amon Simutowe!
ChessBase has run an article on GM-elect Amon Simutowe written by me! The article is presented differently on The Chess Drum as ChessBase’s Frederic Friedel has a different layout philosophy. The the articles have the exact same content. Enjoy! https://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4086Read More »
2007 African Championships (Winhoek, Namibia)
Here is an excerpt from a press release from the Namibian Chess Federation website: The African Individual Chess Championships 2007 will be held in Windhoek at the Safari Court Hotel, Kuiseb 1 & 4 rooms this coming weekend. The event starts with an opening ceremony and a cocktail function afterwards. The…Read More »
Severine Wamala goes to trial
Disclaimer: The Chess Drum takes no position of guilt or innocence against Severine Wamala. Last September, a disturbing story broke about the arrest of Severine Wamala on counts of incest and rape while serving as a math teacher at Lowell High School. Three young women have confessed that Wamala had…Read More »
Namibia set to host African Championships
Namibia has released a statement concerning the 2007 African Championships. The first six players of this event will qualify for the World Cup that will be hosted in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, later this year. The total prize money of $250 000 is sponsored by FIDE (Fédération Internationale Des Échecs) and…Read More »
Simutowe in Netherlands for GM norm quest!
IM Amon Simtuowe. Photo © Fred Lucas www.fredlucas.eu. Round 1: IM Puchen Wang, New Zealand – Simutowe, 0-1 Round 2: GM Nona Gaprindashvili, Georgia – Simutowe – 0-1 Round 3: Simutowe – Vincent Rothuis, the Netherlands, 1-0 Round 4: IM Willy Hendriks, the Netherlands – Simutowe, 0-1 Round 5: Simutowe – GM Oscar Panno, Argentina,…Read More »
Ngubeni analyzes Africa’s Top 20!
Comments: The African Top 20 presents an interesting perspective of the continent’s chess masters. The list shows four Grandmasters, there are in fact five. GM Slim Bouaziz (2338) of Tunisia, does not make the top 20 club due to his low fide rating. Also GM is WGM Tuduetso Sabure…Read More »
Simutowe examines the Science of Chess
Perhaps it would serve us more as chess players if we paid attention to psychology, statistics and probability more often. We simply play chess. The aforementioned details… no matter how small, matter a great deal… at least at master level. ~IM Amon Simutowe ~ Zambian International Master Amon Simutowe penned…Read More »
ChessCube.com interviews South Africa’s Kenny Solomon
Kenny Solomon on the move at the 2007 South African Open. Photo courtesy of Chessa.com. International Master Kenny Solomon is currently in Algiers, Algeria trying to bring home a medal from the 9th All-Africa Games. Prior to the trip, he won the 2007 South African Open for the 4th time and is…Read More »
9th All-Africa Games: Opening Ceremony
I have found YouTube videos of the Opening Ceremony. Very exciting and colourful. While the quality is poor the general spirit of the atmosphere can be felt. C’est magnifique! PART ONE [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgRBAApE-mA[/youtube] PART TWO [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WfTO4KBuGg[/youtube] PART THREE [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1T5sKTYC4bU[/youtube] PART FOUR [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4ngcuelejc[/youtube]Read More »