Tournaments

  • Philly beats Baltimore in match!

    A match between Baltimore and Philadelphia took place at Malik Rogers’ place. The match was supposed to include New York, but they were not able to secure ten players. Actually there were nine players per side. FM William “the Exterminator” Morrison reports that Philadelphia won the match 10½-7½ avenging last year’s…

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  • Namibia set to host African Championships

    Namibia has released a statement concerning the 2007 African Championships. The first six players of this event will qualify for the World Cup that will be hosted in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia, later this year. The total prize money of $250 000 is sponsored by FIDE (Fédération Internationale Des Échecs) and…

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  • Simutowe in Netherlands for GM norm quest!

    IM Amon Simtuowe. Photo © Fred Lucas www.fredlucas.eu. Round 1: IM Puchen Wang, New Zealand – Simutowe, 0-1 Round 2: GM Nona Gaprindashvili, Georgia – Simutowe – 0-1 Round 3: Simutowe – Vincent Rothuis, the Netherlands, 1-0 Round 4: IM Willy Hendriks, the Netherlands – Simutowe, 0-1 Round 5: Simutowe – GM Oscar Panno, Argentina,…

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  • Qualifiers from 2007 World Cup

    Here is the list of the Qualifiers for the next World Cup: a) From World Championship Tournament 2007: 1. V. Anand (IND) 2. A. Morozevich (RUS) 3. P. Leko (HUN) 4. L. Aronian (ARM) 5. P. Svidler (RUS) 6. B. Gelfand (ISR) 7. A. Grischuk (RUS) * The 8th player…

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  • CMMB tourney a smashing success!

    Trinidad’s Edison Raphael made modest projections for the CMMB Caribbean Chess Championships, but in an interview with The Chess Drum, he stated that the tournament exceeded his expections. A total of 104 entries with the following breakdown in four sections: 36 in the Open, 30 in the under-20,  27 in the…

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  • 2007 U.S. Open: Gulko tops 7-way tie

    The end of the 108th U.S. Open closed like many American Swiss tournaments? many draws and a multiple-winner for 1st place. Seven players closed out the tournament with 7½ points in a tight race from beginning to finish with Boris Gulko declared the winner on tiebreaks. Eleven players tied for…

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  • 2007 U.S. Open (Cherry Hill, New Jersey)

    The 108th version of the U.S. Open began on July 28th with four schedules. Amon Simutowe is currently on 4-0 in the traditional schedule. Hikaru Nakamura and U.S. champ Alexander Shabalov are expected to play in the 5-day schedule. The U.S. Open is not the premier U.S. tournament and many of the…

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  • Tate battling at Curaçao Festival!

      Emory Tate with the look of a predatorPhoto by Ard van Beek IM Emory Tate is in Curaçao battling the likes of U.S. Champion Alexander Shabalov along with four other GMs. The 2007 Curaçao Festival also has frequent Drum news subjects Jomo Pitterson of Jamaica and Barbadian legend FM Philip…

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  • 9th All-Africa Games: Give us your Reflections!

         This post is to entertain reflective comments from those who attended the 9th All-Africa Games in Algiers, Algeria. We want to hear about your experiences and observations. Tell us about the atmosphere and perhaps about the conditions there. If you have personal stories or if you know of…

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  • 2007 CMMB Caribbean Chess Carnival (Port of Spain, Trinidad)

    The Trinidad Chess Foundation is hosting the CMMB Caribbean Chess Championships on August 8th-11th. Edison Raphael has been publicizing this event and an announcement was made on The Chess Drum last month. I am scheduled to be in attendance and possibly IM Amon Simutowe. While there, I hope to be…

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