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  • The Wire – Chess and Drug Dealing

    Back in 2002, there was a TV series called, “The Wire.” The show ran five seasons and was considered ground-breaking. It was about the trials and tribulations of living life in the inner city of Baltimore, Maryland. The backdrop is a housing project, a common fixture in inner cities where…

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  • Robert Gwaze launches new site!

    International Master Robert Gwaze is best known for his gold medal performance at the Bled Olympiad in 2002. After short stay in England and coaching stints in southeast Asia, the Zimbabwean native has decided to pursue other chess endeavors by launching a new website called chessafrica.com. According to website, The…

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  • Anand’s Chess History

    There is a very interesting indepth interview on World Champion Viswanathan Anand. It has been conducted by Sriram Srinivasan and Jaideep Unudurti and part one of the interview appeared on ChessBase. It details Anand’s beginning as never before. The intricate details of his boyhood endeavors and his subsequent rise give…

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  • Interesting story from Bahrain

    2009 Arcapita Open (Manama, Bahrain) There was an interesting story on ChessBase about the Arcapita International Open in Bahrain. It appears many parts of the world are moving forth with their development plans in chess. I actually traveled to Bahrain in 2002 before Kramnik’s match with Deep Fritz. There was…

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  • Anand at World Economic Forum

    World Champion Viswanathan Anand has been attending the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and gave his impressions in a short video. Dr. Kenneth Rogoff, an American Grandmaster as well as top economist, was interviewed and gave his impression about his interactions with Indian politicians and business executives. While Rogoff…

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  • Keeping Queen in Check

    There was an interesting article in the New York Post written by Andy Soltis. It discussed a proposed rule by GM Vassily Ivanchuk that will force a player to move the queen if it is attacked. They give the line 1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4.…

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  • RZA talks on ‘Afro Samurai’ and Chess

    RZA (right) of the 90s revolutionary group, Wu Tang Clan continues to forge ahead with his latest project. This working on another soundtrack to a new series, “Afro Samurai.” He wrote a previous soundtrack to the anime series in 2007 and has also written for the “Kill Bill” soundtrack. He…

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  • The Chess Drum’s Highlights of 2008!

    As we close the curtain on the year 2008, there were some interesting such as the Beijing Olympics, the global financial crisis and the U.S. Presidential campaign of Barack Obama and John McCain. In terms of chess developments, there was the World Championship (Anand vs. Kramnik), the Olympiad in Dresden…

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  • Tadaah rolls out Chess Olympiad TV!

    After Foidos successfully rolled out their multimedia presentation software for the World Chess Championship, the Olympiad will feature Tadaah software which will allow viewers worldwide access to live coverage. This represents a shift in chess coverage and will provide more marketing exposure to dynamic world of chess. Tadaah has multple…

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  • FoidosTV unveils chess innovation!

    Tournament coverage has changed quite a bit over the years. Only 20 years ago, players had to rely heavily on magazines for the diet of chess news, but often information was dated. In the age of Internet, games can be played or viewed in real time adding an exciting dimension…

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