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  • The History of Chess in Jamaica: 1834-1978

    In June 2020, Jamaica’s Bertram Scott has released a seminal work chronicling the chess history of the island nation. The book titled, The History of Chess in Jamaica: 1834-1978 has important content in tracing the activities of history, not only on the island but important events in the chess world.…

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  • The Chess Drum in New in Chess!

    Dear chess community, After urging from New in Chess Chief Editor Dirk Jan ten Geuzendam, I have penned an exclusive for the world’s premier chess magazine (2020-8). Dirk and I met at either an Olympiad or one of the Grand Chess Tour events in St. Louis. As we covered one…

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  • Bouah recounts S. African history in new book!

    Dr. Lyndon Bouah with newly-released book, “Reflection on Chess in the Rainbow Nation.” Photo courtesy of Lyndon Bouah.Dr. Lyndon Bouah is well-known in African chess circles, but specifically for being a longtime advocate for chess in South Africa. Dr. Bouah completed his doctorate at the University of the Western Cape…

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  • Orrin Hudson chats with Les Brown!

    Back in 2003, The Chess Drum ran a story about Orrin Hudson’s BeSomeone, (then) a rather new organization touting life skills through a chess metaphor. Hudson was seen playing motivational speaker Les Brown and credited him with helping him to learn the craft of motivation. Seventeen years later, the two…

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  • Jessica Hyatt

    Jessica Hyatt making moves… nets $40K scholarship

    Jessica Hyatt is the latest of a string of Black girls to come out of the New York area and destined for chess success. Recently, she won a $40,000 scholarship, but it was not the usual full ride to chess powerhouses like Webster or UT-Dallas. It was the Daniel Feinberg…

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  • USCF Nominating Committee looking for Board Members!

    During the August 2020 Special Delegates Meeting, the Delegates adopted a recommendation from the Governance Task Force to create a Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee (“Committee”) will: Recruit candidates to stand for election to the Executive Board Vet the prospective candidates Endorse candidates who receive the Committee’s majority approval. The…

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  • IM Oladapo Adu in Danane, CIV

    Adu’s living nightmare after zonal 4.2… now stranded!

    IM Oladapo Adu at the Liberian border, the day before a torturous journey across two countries by bus, by foot, by motorbike, and canoe. As they crossed the border of Ghana, they were met with armed patrol with guns drawn! Photo by Oladapo Adu. Nigeria’s Oladapo Adu competed in the…

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  • Bert Scott’s book on Jamaican Chess History!

    Bert Scott may be known to some from running the Jamaica Chess Ambassadors website for several years in the 2000s. He took up the game during the “Fischer Boom,” and like many, got the book, Bobby Fischer Teaches Chess. He has been an active chess player since the 70s and…

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  • Orrin Hudson’s virtual summer camp

    I Want To Mentor YOUR CHILD Through These Unprecedented Times for 6 straight weeks starting Monday June 22th to Friday July 31st I’m doing brand-new, never-before-seen LIVE VIRTUAL Event on MAKING YOUR NEXT MOVE YOUR BEST MOVE! How to make every move count How to follow the masters How wake…

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  • Trinidadian chess princess Della-Marie remains comatose

    Della-Marie Walcott at 2012 Chess Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey Photo by Rohan Waite Della-Marie Walcott had everything going for her. At 14, she was confident, smart, pretty with an effervescent personality. She was also a rising talent in chess! Her parents Dominic Walcott and Debra Walcott, were immensely proud, as…

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