Jim Eade’s “Chess Without Borders” hosts Daaim Shabazz!
Many webcasting shows have emerged during the coronavirus outbreak. It has provided a suitable resource for of Chess has been enriched by a number of informative and entertaining programs on various platforms. FM Jim Eade has been involved in chess for decades in the Bay area of California and has…Read More »
Pitterson’s Twitch hosts The Chess Drum!
In this age of the coronavirus, activity has migrated online as thousands of players have set up YouTube channels and registered for online accounts on various chess servers. One of the major contributors to the boom in online chess has been the streaming platform of Twitch. This revolution has made…Read More »
Le Quang Liem edges Xiong at 2019 World Open!
The 47th World Open ended in an exciting tiebreak with Vietnam’s Le Quang Liem winning over Jeffery Xiong. Both ended the tournament with a sterling 7.5/9. Five players following on 7/9 were: GMs Hrant Melkumyan, Ray Robson, Aleksandr Lenderman, Saven Andirasian and Fidel Corrales Jimenez. More than 1000 players trekked…Read More »
Atlanta’s Troutman at 2019 Chicago Open
Charles Troutman III Charles Troutman III had been one of the top 100 players in age categories between 9-11 years old. After a lull in his tournament play during 2017, he began playing more online activity and his classical chess began to improve. He’s on the verge of eclipsing the…Read More »
The Chess Drum is 18 years old!
Hello everyone! As we are well into another year, The Chess Drum has made 18 years!!! This year I will commemorate the anniversary with a video that will recount the evolution of The Chess Drum including its conception and eventual launch February 12th, 2001. In the past, I have generally…Read More »
Orrin Hudson “Pays it Forward” in 2019
The Chess Drum has featured Orrin C. Hudson since 2002, nearly two years after the founding of Besomeone, Inc. In dozens of articles on this site, we have seen him tirelessly dedicate himself to helping youth to make better decisions through chess. Hudson recently gave an in-depth interview for AIB…Read More »
Burkina Faso making moves in chess!
We have not written on Burkina Faso since 2014 shortly after they joined the community of chess-playing nations in FIDE. Comité National Burkinabé des Echecs has been very active since 2014 and held national championships in the past three years with Oumar Briba winning in 2016 and Clément Guissou winning…Read More »
Smith, Lorne dominate M.R. Games in Jamaica
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2018 Contact: Zachary Ramsay, M.R. Games Telephone 2948820 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org New Speed Chess Tournament an Exciting Success Chess Masters Shreyas Smith and Malaku Lorne dominated the M.R. Games Chess Open that took place on August 25-26 at the University of the West Indies. The tournament…Read More »
Wacky three-way tie in Sinquefield 2018!
Graphics courtesy of Spectrum Studios In a first result of its kind, the 2018 Sinquefield Cup ends in a tie… a three-way tie at that. Fabiano Caruana had led the tournament for several rounds, but was caught at the finish line by Levon Aronian and Magnus Carlsen who both won…Read More »
2018 CIV Invitational a rousing success!
2018 CIV Invitational (Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire) While Ivory Coast is known more for draughts, chess is beginning to make a bold presence. Under the leadership of Dr. Essoh J.M.C. Essis, the Fédération Ivoirienne des Echecs (FIDEC) and the Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) hosted the strongest closed tournament of its kind…Read More »