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The benefits of scholastic chess are well-known and there have been many empirical studies showing its value. In addition, chess helps to develop important social skills and self-confidence. Three girls from Chicago’s southside have been showing exactly how chess has benefited them. Shakira Luster, Trechelle Williams, and Imani Hillhoisting their trophies at the 2019 All-Grade […]

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Tomorrow The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz will be on a show called “Reflections” hosted by Lyndon Bouah, a long-time chess advocate for South Africa. The two met 2004 at the Chess Olympiad in Calvia, Spain. Dr. Lyndon Bouah with “Reflection on Chess in the Rainbow Nation.” Photo courtesy of Lyndon Bouah. Bouah is considered to […]

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Unfortunately, National Master Rene Phillips of New Orleans knows a thing or two about hurricanes. His memories are still fresh from the 2005 onslaught known as “Hurricane Katrina,” a disaster that resulted in scores of damage to the iconic city and destroying everything he owned. Katrina, a Category 3 hurricane, unleashed a wrath of death […]

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Brewington Hardaway at 2019 World OpenPhoto by Daaim Shabazz National Master Brewington Hardaway recently competed in the under-12 group at the 2021 North American Youth Chess Championships (NAYCC) in Chicago placing 4th. Coming in with a USCF rating of 2301 he was the top-seed and had a string of strong results in New York tournaments. […]

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64 Chess Squares TV hosted a short interview with Kenya Chess Federation President Benard Wanjala. He discusses the current events including the highest participation in the African Chess Championships in Malawi. Wanjala, who also serves as the African Chess Confederation Vice President, discussed the current state of chess given the COVID protocols. There was a […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (FINALS, 3rd Place) 1 Karjakin, Sergey RUS ½-½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS 0-1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR Official Brackets Finals (Open, 3rd place), Game 1 Wednesday, 4 August 2021 Karjakin-Duda are “Quick Draw McGraw”… Carlsen bashes Fedoseev Both Sergey Karjakin and Jan-Krzysztof Duda seem […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 6) 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR ½-½ Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL 2 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS ½-½ Karjakin, Sergey RUS Official Brackets Semifinals (Open), Finals (Women), Game 1 Sunday, 1 August 2021 Semifinal games drawn… Kosteniuk breaks through in opener Magnus Carlsen is looking to get to the […]

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Many times we sometimes think about what role we want to play in the greater chess community. Are we teachers? Organizers? Arbiters? Politicians? Journalists? Authors? Commentators? Are we those who only want to compete? For Justus Williams, who is a USCF Senior Master, he happens to be in another category… activist. Chess players have various […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 6) 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR 1-0 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 2 Duda, Jan-Krzysztof POL ½-½ Vidit, Santosh Gujrathi IND 3 Fedoseev, Vladimir RUS ½-½ Tabatabaei, Amin IRI 4 Karjakin, Sergey RUS 0-1 Shankland, Sam USA Official Brackets Round 6, Game 1 Wednesday, 28 July 2021 Shankland’s […]

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2021 World Chess CupJuly 12th-August 6th, 2021(Sochi, Russia)MATCH PAIRINGS (ROUND 4) Bracket 1 1 Carlsen, Magnus NOR ½-½ Wojtaszek, Radoslaw POL 2 Dubov, Daniil RUS ½-½ Esipenko, Andrey RUS 3 Ponkratov, Pavel RUS 0-1 Bacrot, Etienne FRA 4 Piorun, Kacper POL 1-0 Sindarov, Javokhir USA Bracket 2 5 Grischuk, Alexander RUS ½-½ Korobov, Anton UKR […]

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