“Drum Beat” Vol. 1 No. 4
In the fourth “Drum Beat” segment (May 7th), we present an extended issue highlighting the U.S. Championship, the World Championship and upcoming tournaments. The latest news on The Chess Drum include the national championships of IS-318 (Brooklyn) in both the High School and Junior High and also a historic visit…Read More »
10th Annual “Be Someone” coming!
10th ANNUAL BE SOMEONE DAYSATURDAY MAY 5, 2012 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.Free Food, Free Entertainment, Free Admission. Be Someone Inc. Creative Director Orrin ”Checkmate” Hudson has announced the 10th Annual “Be Someone Day” May 5 will be dedicated to teenager Trayvon Martin who was killed earlier this year by…Read More »
Xtreme Chess Championship – Final!
This is it. This is the moment that chess fans in the U.S. have been anticipating. Who would win the inaugural Xtreme Chess Championships? Would it be Justus Williams, 13-year old star of the famed IS-318 or 22-year old Elliott Liu of Stanford University?? Williams has been getting a lot…Read More »
“Drum Beat” Vol.1, No. 3
In the third “Drum Beat” segment, we look at the latest news on The Chess Drum including a few interesting features such as “Will Hou Yifan become the greatest?” and “Bobby’s Blitz Chess“. There is also a very interesting story on Theophilus Thompson by Dr. Steven Dowd on a composition…Read More »
T-K.A.S.H. feat Adisa Banjoko… “RUN”
Adisa Banjoko with GM Vinay Bhat and T-K.A.S.H. at “V-Day Festival.Photo from https://www.hiphopchess.blogspot.com. Adisa Banjoko has had a banner year already. He has celebrated the 5th year of the Hip-Hop Chess Federation, graced the cover of Chess Life, was featured in Forbes magazine online and will soon be featured on…Read More »
Fundraiser for “Extermo” in Philly
FM William Morrison Photo by Daaim Shabazz. FM William Morrison is considered a chess legend and has trod a worn-out path on the east coast of the U.S. Known as “The Exterminator” he is revered in New York, Philly, Baltimore and the DC area and renown for his blitz prowess.…Read More »
Xtreme Chess… Part 3!
The Xtreme Chess Championship is down to four players and we are two rounds away from a declared winner. In this segment, FM Kassa Korley (Duke University) faced rising talent Justus Williams (IS-318), while FMs Elliott Liu (Stanford University) and Alexander Barnett (UMBC) faced off. This segment was intriguing in…Read More »
“Drum Beat” Vol.1, No. 2
In the second “Drum Beat” segment, we look at the latest news on The Chess Drum including the an exclusive article titled, “The Rise of the ‘Asian Dragons’,” which looks at the rapid development of four chess nations. Also in this segment is a survey of other sites including “The…Read More »
QR Codes coming to Chess!
Scan the code…where does it take you? 🙂 They look like crossword puzzles, but are powerful diagrams of pixels. They are called Quick Response (QR) codes and they are coming to chess soon. In chess we record moves by writing down algebraic notation with a pen or use an input…Read More »
“Brooklyn Castle” on IS 318 coming!
Katie Dellamaggiore contacted The Chess Drum with an update on the documentary about I.S. 318 titled, “Brookyln Castle“. The production company Rescued Media is now preparing for the world premiere at the SXSW film festival in Austin, TX. Brooklyn Castle is a documentary about I.S. 318 – an inner-city school…Read More »