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  • Tunde Onakoya’s mission takes chess to Nigerian slums

    Tunde Onakoya’s mission to invigorate the Nigerian slum through chess has taken a grand leap. Three years ago, Tunde was in the news after writing of an adorable little girl named Basirat Ariyike. She became a symbol of what Onakoya was trying to achieve in his “Chess in Slums” initiative.…

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  • Seattle builds Detective Cookie Chess Park!

    Despite her own ambivalence toward chess as a youth,Officer Cookie has shared its joys.Photo by Genna Martin After decades of service, Denise “Cookie” Bouldin is having “Detective Cookie Chess Park” built in her honor. Detective Cookie been featured on The Chess Drum over the years with her Urban Youth Chess…

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  • Belize, Dominica, Niger, and St. Vincent join FIDE

    A couple months ago, GM Nigel Short contacted The Chess Drum and mentioned that St. Vincent and the Grenadines would become a provisional FIDE member. At the 92nd General Assembly meeting, St. Vincent as well as Belize, Dominica and Niger became full FIDE members. St. Vincent & Grenadines Back in…

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  • Reflections of 2021 World Championship/EXPO 2020

    Following are my reflections on the World Chess Championship that took place in Dubai, UAE. For years I have been doing reflection pieces for major events. It is enjoyable to go back and relive these memories. What makes this more special was that it occurred during World Expo 2020. I…

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  • Ncube discusses youth tourney on Kenya TV

    Elizabeth Cassidy scored 9/9 in the under-11 Girls section. Photo by KBC Sports Lewis Ncube, President of African Confederation of Chess, was recently featured on Kenya’s KBC Sports TV to discuss the recent Africa Schools Individual Chess Championship held in Nairobi. He discussed the impact of COVID on chess in…

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  • Chess at Expo 2020 Dubai

    FIDE President Arkady Dvorkovich making the first move in the World Chess Championship between defending champion Magnus Carlsen (left) and challenger Ian Nepomniacthchi. Photo by IM Eric Rosen The 2021 World Chess Championship took part as one of the features of the 2020 World Expo taking place in Dubai, UAE.…

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  • Magnus Carlsen retains title, winning 7.5-3.5!

    2021 World Chess ChampionshipDubai, UAE (November 24th-December 16th)   1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 pts. Carlsen ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ 1 1 ½ 1 – – – 7½ Caruana ½ ½ ½ ½ ½ 0 ½ 0 0…

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  • 2021 World Chess Championship: Game #11

    2021 World Chess ChampionshipDubai, UAE (November 24th-December 16th) Game 11 Match Score: 7½-3½ Official Site: https://fideworldchampionship.com/ 2021 World Chess Championship: Game 11 Friday, 10 December 2021 Magnus Carlsen retains title closes match on winning note! Just in Dubai, UAE for #CarlsenNepo at 0230. Regardless of the next four games, I'm…

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  • 2021 World Chess Championship: Game #10

    2021 World Chess ChampionshipDubai, UAE (November 24th-December 16th) Game 10 Match Score: 6½-3½ Official Site: https://fideworldchampionship.com/ 2021 World Chess Championship: Game 10 Wednesday, 8 December 2021 A quiet draw today after three wins in four games. In the last phase of the match, we hope to see attempts by Ian…

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  • 2021 World Chess Championship: Game 9

    2021 World Chess ChampionshipDubai, UAE (November 24th-December 16th) Game 9 Match Score: 6-3 Official Site: https://fideworldchampionship.com/ 2021 World Chess Championship: Game 9 Tuesday, 7 December 2021 Nepo blunders piece… Carlsen has a 3-point bulge Chess can be brutal at times. There is nothing that crushes the soul more than losing…

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