Fischer wanted to play Kasparov, Anand
A story from Iceland’s Morgunbladid stated that Bobby Fischer desired one last match with Garry Kasparov and/or Viswanathan Anand. This is a very interesting development since Fischer has disassociated himself from the chess world since his 1992 match in Yugoslavia. In interviews, he stated that he would only play Fischer…Read More »
Bobby Fischer, dead at 64
Bobby Fischer (right) on the move against Boris Spassky in their pivotal 1972 match in Reykjavik, Iceland. The news of Bobby Fischer’s demise has come as somewhat of a shock to the world chess community, but the 64-year old chess legend was said to be ailing. Born as Robert James…Read More »
Kasparov on Chess Mistakes
Video by New York Public Radio Former World Champion Garry Kasparov was interviewed on WNYC radio and spoke about making mistakes in chess. We all have been there… no matter what the level. The most popular refrain is, “I had a won game.” Mistakes are made and chess is unforgiving. This…Read More »
Orrin Hudson in People magazine
Orrin Hudson is in the January 21st issue of People magazine (Britney Spears on the cover). The popular magazine primarily covers the entertainment industry and profiles others who have made the news. People magazine has a circulation of 44 million and Hudson stated that he has received numerous calls as a…Read More »
The Chess Drum’s Highlights of 2007!
Major Events 2007 World Cup Chess Championship (Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia) (29 November 2007) 2007 World Chess Championship (Mexico City) (15 September 2007) 2007 African Individual Championships (Winhoek, Namibia) (1 September 2007) 2007 U.S. Open (Cherry Hill, New Jersey) (1 August 2007) 9th All-Africa Games (Algiers, Algeria) (17 July 2007) 2007 World Open…Read More »
Jamaica’s Ian Wilkinson releases new book!
Attorney Ian Wilkinson signs a copy of his new book, “Excitement Galore: Chess in all its Glory”, for former Jamaican international footballer, Wolde Harris. Both Harris and Wilkinson are Alumni of Kingston College (KC). Well… as I continue to recover from the crash of my hard drive, I bring a…Read More »
Black Star News features article on Simutowe!
I was contacted by a journalist named Omar Bourne a couple of weeks ago. He sought to do a piece on Zambian Amon Simutowe. He apparently had found my e-mail on The Chess Drum and then contacted Simutowe who is currently in Africa. The result is a very interesting article (“Amon: The…Read More »
Steven Kawuma writes on his FM feat
Steven Kawuma has long been thought to be the heir apparent to many Ugandan chess legends. He has represented his country in a number of tournaments including the Olympiad. In the recent African Chess Championships held in Windhoek, Namibia, the University of Makerere alumnus writes about his journey to earn…Read More »
DC Chess Event for Girls & Women
Save the date and register today for the “Yes, I Play Chess!” Events for Girls and Women. The intention is to teach girls and women to play chess. All are welcome to attend. The first “Yes, I Play Chess!” event will be Saturday, September 15, 2007 at the YWCA National…Read More »
Orrin Hudson to hold “Get in the Game” Exhibition
Get In the Game… Heads up! Pants up! Grades Up! 50 vs. 1 Chess simultaneous exhibition Orrin Hudson BeSomeone, Inc. When: Saturday, September 15, 2007, 12 noon to 5:00 PM. Also Sunday, September 16, 2007 1:00 to 5:00. Where: Georgia World Congress Center, Building C near Northside Drive, Exhibit Hall…Read More »