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Levon Aronian sharing wisdom prior toSouth Africa Junior Chess ChampionshipsPhoto by Tendai Mubayiwa Africa is starting off the year with hopes of capitalizing off of the momentum generated from last year’s progress. Last year an elite contingent of chess Grandmasters visited Africa as part of the historic Grand Chess Tour in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. This […]

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2020 Women’s World Chess ChampionshipJanuary 3rd-11th, 2020 (Shanghai, China & Vladivostok, Russia)   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 pts. Ju Wenjun ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ – – – – – – 3 Goryachkina ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ – – – – – – […]

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2020 Tata Steel Chess – Participants (Masters) Photo by Alina L’Ami Coming off of a blistering 2019, Magnus Carlsen winning the Grand Chess Tour, he starts off the 2020 campaign seeking his 8th Tata Steel title. He won the event last year 1/2-point ahead of Anish Giri who is also returning. One of the criticisms […]

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Michael Abron visiting his 34th state of Idaho where he won the tournament! Photo by Idaho Chess Association In this year of the chess championships, we will witness the loftiest of goals of a chess player. Of course, each of us have goals whether it be modest rating target, earning a title, winning a tournament […]

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2020 Women’s World Chess ChampionshipJanuary 3rd-11th, 2020 (Shanghai, China & Vladivostok, Russia)   Flag 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 pts. Ju Wenjun ½ ½ ½ 1 0 ½ ½ 0 1 1 ½ – 6 Goryachkina ½ ½ ½ 0 1 ½ ½ 1 0 0 ½ – […]

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The year of 2019 was an important one for The Chess Drum. There was a historic Grand Chess Tour event that took place in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. This tournament featured 10 of the world’s top players. Magnus Carlsen won that tournament, but more importantly it gave the continent a stage to show that it is […]

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In the last top-level chess event of the year, the top brass assembled in Moscow, Russia to compete in the World Rapid & Blitz Championships. Given the rising popularity of online blitz, this event attracted professional players, blitz specialists and top chess streamers. Magnus Carlsen would be the top attraction. Back in 2014-15, he held […]

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In April of 2020, the club will be hosting an HBCU tournament for all of the historic universities. There are more than 100 HBCUs across the land, but few have chess programs. Howard University Chess Club is inviting all Historically-Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to participate. The club has been rejuvenated after laying dormant for […]

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Mehul Gohil is a bit of a chess renaissance man. He is fully vested in the game and seems to enjoy every minute. Lately, his history in the game has taken a leap after he won the 2019 Kenya National Championships. This would not be so surprising, but what is surprising is that along with […]

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Detroit chess community hosting Hikaru Nakamura at Vinsetta Garage (27799 Woodward Avenue, Berkley, MI 48072). Left to Right: Bryan Wilson, Sr., Tahira-Chandra Yanish, Catherine Martinez, GM Hikaru Nakamura, Kevin Fite, and NM Jimmy Canty III Hikaru Nakamura just celebrated his 32nd birthday this month. It appears that his popularity has never been greater as his […]

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