Fawzy wins African Championship!
Adham Fawzy was a surprise winner of the 2023 African Individual Chess Championship (AICC) held in Giza, Egypt. The 23-year-old Grandmaster scored an undefeated 8/9. He was followed by Grandmaster Bilel Bellahcene of Algeria and Bassem Amin of Egypt both of who had 7.5/9. Amin was upset by the Algerian…Read More »
2023 World Chess Championship: Game 10
2023 World Chess Championship Astana, Kazakhstan (April 7th-May 1st) Game 10: Ding couldn’t break through in Game 10. Match Score: 5½-4½ Official Site: https://worldchampionship.fide.com/ 2023 World Chess Championship: Game 10Sunday, 23 April 2023 With Ding playing white in Game 10, this match has officially entered the final phase and…Read More »
Dylan Berdayes… Cuba’s 47th Grandmaster!
GM-elect Dylan BerdayesPhoto by ACN (Cuba) Dylan Berdayes will be the next Grandmaster of Cuba, the country’s 47th. Last October he earned his 3rd GM norm at the Clemente Vazquez Chess Championship in Havana. In the last round, he drew with International Master Ernesto Giron from El Salvador finishing on…Read More »
Cuba’s Linares wins her 4th chess title!
Oleiny Linares Napoles won her 4th national title during the Cuban women’s championship from February 9th-20th. The event was a 12-player round-robin taking place in José Raúl Capablanca Academy in Camagüey. Linares has been a regular on The Chess Drum and was last featured after winning her 3rd championship. The…Read More »
2nd IM norm for Brewington Hardaway!
Just one month ago, we announced Brewington Hardaway’s 1st norm for the International Master title. Well… he has earned a second and will need to earn a norm in a Swiss format. This is a new regulation to reduce the chances of earning norms in unethical ways. FM Brewington HardawayPhoto…Read More »
Gregory Acholonu awarded overdue FM title
Nigerian-born Gregory Acholonu was finally awarded the FM title after being qualified for over 20 years. The long-time chess coach has worked with the DC Chess Center for 12 years before starting his own GCA Chess Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Acholonu has spent the better part of his life serving…Read More »
Kassa Korley featured in Amazon’s “Mind Games”
The Chess Drum had a conversation with IM Kassa Korley about his recent activities. He talked about his appearance in the recent premiere of “Mind Games,” a documentary peering into the minds of gamesmen in four disciplines: chess, mahjong, memory, and e-sports. Chess has often been the subject of many…Read More »
Jerald Times seeks action against Success Academy
Jerald Times is in the chess news recently, but it is not for his success as a chess educator. After winning the right to challenge Success Academy’s employment practices, he is now seeking to settle on the basis of unlawful retaliation. There have been a number of delays in the…Read More »
Brewington Hardaway gets 1st IM norm!
Brewington Hardaway is pictured here at the National K8 tournament of Champions… which he won. Photo by Alexey Root Brewington Hardaway has earned his first International Master norm at the NY City Winter IM Norm Invitational with 6/9. After barely missing his first norm last month, he posted to Twitter…Read More »
NYC Blitz heats up NYC… Josh Colas wins!
2022 New York/Georgetown Blitz Invitational New York City recently held a blitz championship culminating in a classic battle between Josh Colas and Nigeria’s Adegboyega Joel Adebayo. The New York/Georgetown Blitz Invitational tournament was the beginning of what is to come in 2023 according to Aggrey Duncan, What we are trying…Read More »