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  • Niemann’s $100m Lawsuit Dismissed… but stay tuned

    Today a federal judge dismissed Hans Niemann’s $100 million lawsuit (amended twice) against several high-profile figures in the chess community. GMs Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Chess.com, the Play Magnus Group, and IM Daniel Rensch were the targets of a lawsuit citing five different offenses against defendants: “(1) slander; (2) libel; (3) unlawful group…

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  • Interview with Chess Connector, Adia Onyango

    Adia Onyango is known as the “Chess Traveler” for her voyages to chess venues around the world. She frequents overseas locations but is also a mainstay in major U.S. tournaments. Long a chess promoter, she granted an interview with The Chess Drum during the 2023 Chicago Open and told us…

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  • Chessable Research Awards-Fall 2023

    Dr. Alexey Root has announced the Chessable Research Awards for Fall 2023 and the deadline is July 1st. This initiative is designed to produce research that is beneficial to building the scientific body of literature as far as chess research. Over the years that have been a plethora of chess…

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  • Reflections on the 1st HBCU Chess Classic

    On April 22nd, the 1st HBCU Classic took place at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia. Students from nine different Historically-Black Colleges and Universities (“HBCUs”) came to participate in a historic event highlighting the importance of targeting overlooked segments of the global chess community. It was a beautiful event from…

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  • US Chess on HBCU Chess

    Participants of the 2023 HBCU Chess Classic at Morris Brown CollegePhoto by Daaim Shabazz Dear Chess Community,The HBCU Chess Classic took place on April 22nd and many noted figures in the African-American chess community were in attendance. US Chess was also represented by Melinda Matthews who did a number of…

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  • Ding Liren is the new World Chess Champion

    2023 World Chess Championship Astana, Kazakhstan (April 7th-May 1st)     1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 pts. Ding Liren ½ 0 ½ 1 0 1 0 ½ ½ ½ ½ 1 ½ ½ 7 Nepomniachtchi ½ 1 ½ 0 1 0…

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  • 2023 World Chess Championship: Game 14

    2023 World Chess Championship Astana, Kazakhstan (April 7th-May 1st)   Game 14: Nepo misses chance, game fizzles… tiebreaks ahead Match Score: – Official Site: https://worldchampionship.fide.com/ 2023 World Chess Championship: Game 14Saturday, 29 April 2023 The match between Ian Nepomniachtchi and Ding Liren came down to Game 14 of the classical…

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  • 2023 World Chess Championship: Game 13

    2023 World Chess Championship Astana, Kazakhstan (April 7th-May 1st)   Game 13: Ding presses, but match stays level Match Score: 6½-6½ Official Site: https://worldchampionship.fide.com/ 2023 World Chess Championship: Game 13Thursday, 27 April 2023 After a titanic struggle in Game 12, this game had tremendous tension, but the penultimate Game 13…

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  • 2023 World Chess Championship: Game 12

    2023 World Chess Championship Astana, Kazakhstan (April 7th-May 1st)   Game 12: Explosive game ends in crushing defeat for Nepo Match Score: 6-6 Official Site: https://worldchampionship.fide.com/ 2023 World Chess Championship: Game 12Wednesday, 26 April 2023 Game 12 will go down in world championship history as one of the most back-and-forth…

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  • 2023 World Chess Championship: Game 10

    2023 World Chess Championship Astana, Kazakhstan (April 7th-May 1st)   Game 10: Ding couldn’t break through in Game 10. Match Score: 5½-4½ Official Site: https://worldchampionship.fide.com/ 2023 World Chess Championship: Game 10Sunday, 23 April 2023 With Ding playing white in Game 10, this match has officially entered the final phase and…

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