Archive for the 'North America' Category

Good Times in South Africa!! Jerald Times with some of the members of his Guguletu team. Photo courtesy of Jerald Times. It can be said that Jerald Times has a story to tell. Having trod the stony roads of Harlem, New York, and the pastures of South Africa, he has come full circle and continued […]

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Levon Aronian has completely started a new chapter in life.He is with his new love, Ani Ayvazyan and dog “Ponchik“.Photo by Armenian Aravot Shocking report out of Armenia today as the chess world is grappling with news that Levon Aronian, the country’s top player will emigrate to the U.S. This is after political turmoil within […]

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IM-elect Justus Williams has been known to The Chess Drum audience since he was a pre-teen aspiring to great feats. Now a young collegiate, he is seeking to make a difference in his community, and has launched an initiative called “Black Squares.” The idea is to promote the Chess-in-Schools (CIC) mantra by exposing children to […]

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Louisville, Kentucky will host their 2nd Annual Kwanzaa Chess Bowl during the weeklong festival. Lailah Hampton-El, Executive Director of Liberated Minds Homeschool Academy, posted a flyer announcing the event on Friday, January 1st, 2021 (New Years Day). The event was also announced in an article on WLKY.com which announced other Kwanzaa activities. Lailah Hampton-El at […]

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A wonderful development has resulted during the past few years and spearheaded by the Chicago Chess Blitzers (CCB). It started with traveling matches (Detroit, Cleveland, St. Louis, New York) and when the distance was an issue, online cage matches were arranged. After the National Blitz League was launched in 2017 (Site, YouTube) parts of the […]

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Back in 2003, The Chess Drum ran a story about Orrin Hudson’s BeSomeone, (then) a rather new organization touting life skills through a chess metaphor. Hudson was seen playing motivational speaker Les Brown and credited him with helping him to learn the craft of motivation. Seventeen years later, the two met again with Hudson being […]

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Jessica Hyatt is the latest of a string of Black girls to come out of the New York area and destined for chess success. Recently, she won a $40,000 scholarship, but it was not the usual full ride to chess powerhouses like Webster or UT-Dallas. It was the Daniel Feinberg Success in Chess Award that […]

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During the August 2020 Special Delegates Meeting, the Delegates adopted a recommendation from the Governance Task Force to create a Nominating Committee. The Nominating Committee (“Committee”) will: Recruit candidates to stand for election to the Executive Board Vet the prospective candidates Endorse candidates who receive the Committee’s majority approval. The endorsed candidates will be presented […]

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I Want To Mentor YOUR CHILD Through These Unprecedented Times for 6 straight weeks starting Monday June 22th to Friday July 31st I’m doing brand-new, never-before-seen LIVE VIRTUAL Event on MAKING YOUR NEXT MOVE YOUR BEST MOVE! How to make every move count How to follow the masters How wake up winning How to navigate […]

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Dynamic Chess hosted a conversation with two-time NBA champion and social activist Craig Hodges during a live stream on Twitch. National Master William Aramil hosted the session while Daaim Shabazz of The Chess Drum was also part of the broadcast. Daniel X Jones of the National Blitz League (NBL) was originally scheduled on the panel, […]

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