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  • After the Carlsen-Niemann firestorm, what now?

    The cheating scandal that dominated the 2022 Sinquefield Cup saw GM Hans Niemann fall into controversial spotlight in his first supertournament. The incident was precipitated by Magnus Carlsen’s withdrawal from the tournament and a tweet that included a reference to cheating. Many commenting on the matter did not understand the…

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  • Carlsen bolts Sinquefield after loss; rumors swirl

    The Sinquefield Cup was rocked after world champion Magnus Carlsen withdrew from the tournament after losing to Hans Moke Niemann the previous round. Carlsen tweeted his decision and included a video of José Mourinho, head coach of Italian Serie A Club Roma. Mourinho has a history of accusing referees of…

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  • Tyrone Davis gives Gift of Chess to Nigeria

    National Master Tyrone Davis III graduated last month from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a degree in computer science. He told The Chess Drum that he’ll be joining Saba Capital as an investment analyst in NYC. National Master Tyrone Davis III playing Benjamin, a boy whom he is…

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  • Justus Williams pens article in Chess Life

    IM Justus Williams presented an article in Chess Life covering his participation in the Mid-American Open in St. Louis. While Williams is known more for his Grandmaster aspirations, he took the time to write a very interesting article. It included some of the random distractions you may face in between…

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  • Tani Adewumi gets second IM norm!

    Tanitoluwa AdewumiPhoto by Renaissance Knights Chess Foundation In late April, Tanitoluwa Adewumi earned his first IM norm and yesterday he earned a second. Tani earned the norm at the New York Summer Invitational where topped the field with 7/9 edging out Nakada Akira who finished with 6.5. Now the top-rated…

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  • Tony Ballard’s Powerful Chess Testimony

    Tony Ballard’s life has been one of turmoil, but chess has become a source of balance during his period of incarceration. Ballard is serving a 294-month sentence for attempted murder, but recently gave one of the most powerful testimonies of the rehabilitative properties of chess. Grandmasters will often be asked…

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  • Kevin Pryor shines at Emory Castle Camp

    Kevin Pryor is known more as an organizer extraordinaire in the state of Florida and currently serves as the Florida Chess Association President. After a successful 38-year career at Johnson & Johnson, he started his chess service in 2014. In 2015 he became a Board Member of the Florida Chess…

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  • Shabazz to get Special Services Chess Award!

    Dear Chess Community, On June 17th, I was informed that I would be the recipient of a U.S. Chess Special Services award. It is indeed a great honor and I will be accepting this on behalf of The Chess Drum community worldwide. The Awards Ceremony will be held on Friday,…

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  • Maurice Ashley honored by Brownsville!

    Grandmaster Maurice Ashley was one of the esteemed honorees that also included championship boxer Mike Tyson, actress Bern Nadette Stanis (Thelma of “Good Times”) and legendary football player Otis Wilson (Chicago Bears). Christian Whitted posted on social media platforms an event honoring the sons and daughters of the Brownsville Brooklyn…

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  • Aspiring chess master Janell Warner ready to shine

    Janell Warner posted pictures on social media about her graduation from Brandeis University and stated, “so happy to be surrounded by so much love and support.” Certainly, family and friends were on hand to celebrate the event, but the chess community can also celebrate. This is yet another example of…

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