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 »
Wilkinson sitting on “Toiletgate” ethics case
“Jamaican lawyer sits on world match controversy,” Trinidad Guardian, 22 August 2007. Ian Wilkinson, QCFIDE Ethics CommissionPhoto courtesy of Ian Wilkinson ATTORNEY-AT-LAW Ian Wilkinson, president of the Jamaica Chess Federation, is now in Athens, Greece, fulfilling a landmark assignment as a member of the Ethics Commission of the world chess…Read More »
Lionel Davis touts “Ultramodern Chess Theory”
Tony Kimbrough watches Lionel Davis play 1.e5! with black in the 1st ‘ultra’ game. Photo courtesy of Lionel Davis. For years, Buffalo’s Lionel Davis has touted his “ultramodern” theory and claims that it has a precedent with the play of Bobby Fischer. Chess players around the world understand the contributions…Read More »
Google as a Chess Database?
On a recent eight-hour drive from Miami to Tallahassee, I listened to “The Google Story” by David Vise (on audiobook). It is an interesting story on the rise of the world’s most visible and most popular search engine. I use Google almost exclusively for all my search needs and news…Read More »
2007 U.S. Open: Gulko tops 7-way tie
The end of the 108th U.S. Open closed like many American Swiss tournaments? many draws and a multiple-winner for 1st place. Seven players closed out the tournament with 7½ points in a tight race from beginning to finish with Boris Gulko declared the winner on tiebreaks. Eleven players tied for…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 »
Is The Chess Drum a Racist Website?
Over the years, I have gotten tons of e-mail from chess players all over the world. The Chess Drum has been visited in nearly 200 countries and territories and has peaked at about 200,000 visitors monthly, a lot for a niche site. Most of the traffic outside of its American…Read More »
2007 World Open ends in massive tie!
Varuzhan Akobian and Alexander Stripunsky battling it out in the blitz tiebreak. Akobian won the game and was declared the overall champion. Photos by Daaim Shabazz. In a repeat of last year, nine players tie for first place at the World Open. Grandmasters Hikaru Nakamura, Sandipan Chanda, Leonid Yudasin, Evgeny…Read More »
The Chess Drum releases new blog!
The Chess Drum has finally released the long-awaited chess blog to complement the 5900-page website. The blog will provide briefs to main stories, video footage, games (and analysis), chess theory, tournament announcements, and live coverage from tournaments. There are hundreds of chess blogs dotting the Internet landscape and The Chess…Read More »
2007 U.S. Chess Championship (Stillwater, Oklahoma)
After a bit of rankling with the organization of the U.S. Championship, the 2007 version will kick off today in Stillwater, Oklahoma with a trimmed 36-player field. This is yet another format from the previous formats which feature both separate and combined fields of up to 64 players. The America…Read More »