July
  • Egypt’s Adly, Wafa are 2019 African Champions!
  • 2019 African Championships: Round #9
  • 2019 African Championships: Round #8
  • 2019 African Championships: Round #7
  • 2019 African Championships: Round #6
  • 2019 African Championships: Round #5
  • 2019 African Championships: Round #4
  • Is there still magic at the World Open?
  • 2019 African Championships: Round #3
  • 2019 African Championships: Round #2
  • 2019 African Championships: Round #1
  • 2019 African Championships (Tunis, Tunisia)
  • Le Quang Liem edges Xiong at 2019 World Open!
  • 2019 Grand Chess Tour (Zagreb, Croatia)

  • June
  • '19 World Open is here!
  • Maya McGreen earns Senior TD title!
  • Detroit honors 2019 All-City team!
  • Goryachkina to challenge Ju Wenjun for title
  • Nathan Hinds wins 2019 President's Cup!
  • St. Ethelreda making moves @ Chicago Chess Open!
  • 2019 Haitian (Jr.) Chess Championships
  • Atlanta's Troutman at 2019 Chicago Open
  • Renewed Energy @ Chicago Open!

  • May
  • Vasif Dararbayli wins 2019 Chicago Open!
  • 2019 Chicago Open (Wheeling, Illinois)
  • Reflections on 2019 Abidjan Rapid & Blitz
  • The Chess Drum chats with Nigeria's Oladapo Adu
  • 20 years after GM title, Ashley discusses African path
  • Essoh Essis on GCT Rapid & Blitz event
  • Carlsen wins Abidjan Rapid & Blitz!
  • Veselin Topalov chats with The Chess Drum
  • Grand Chess Tour meets Didier Drogba!
  • 2019 Rapid & Blitz (Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire)
  • Detroit Chess podcast features Daaim Shabazz
  • The Chess Drum salutes Jamaica's 50 years in chess!
  • Cote d'Ivoire days away from epic chess event!

  • April
  • Zim's Masango wins Zambian Open with 8/8!
  • St. Vincent & the Grenadines joins chess world!
  • The Chess Journey of GM Maurice Ashley
  • Uganda's Mbaziira's chess ability overcomes disability
  • #MoveForEquality... relatable to chess?
  • Tallahassee's 2019 Capital City Open
  • Nakamura, Yu... 2019 U.S. Chess Champs!
  • Charles Covington... Life Master, multi-talented virtuoso

  • March
  • After viral story, the work begins for Tani Adewumi
  • Magnus Carlsen to debut in Africa!
  • Phiona Mutesi reflects on life after "Queen of Katwe"
  • Where are they now? Jacob Wamala
  • Where are they now? Rochelle Ballantyne
  • Where are they now? Darrian Robinson
  • Where are they now? Kayin Barclay
  • Where are they now? Jessica Wamala
  • Where are they now? Dr. Shearwood McClelland III
  • Former African-American standouts reap benefits of chess
  • Nigerian schoolboy Tani Adewumi making waves in New York
  • Colas in the Sunshine state!
  • Capital City to host Spring chess tourney
  • Black History Reflections for 2019

  • February
  • "Triple Exclam" in black and white!!
  • Oleiny Linares wins 3rd Cuban national crown!
  • Kassa Korley solid in Open Portugal
  • Can you make a living playing chess?
  • Who will be the 1st Nigerian Grandmaster?
  • The Chess Drum is 18 years old!
  • Chicago's 'Uncle Marv' Dandridge... the story of a chess mentor
  • Chess Journalism in Perspective
  • Johnson wins Trinidad's Promenade Tourney!

  • January
  • Houston's celebrates "Maurice Ashley Day"
  • Stars shine at Detroit Metro Scholastic Chess League
  • Hurricane Kolade blows through Gilbraltar Chess Open
  • Detroit Chess podcast hosts Jimmy Canty
  • India's Gukesh, GM at 12 years... 2nd youngest ever
  • Orrin Hudson "Pays it Forward" in 2019
  • Chess in Djibouti!
  • Who will challenge Carlsen in 2020?
  • 2019 Tata Steel Chess (Wijk aan Zee, Netherlands)
  • Burkina Faso making moves in chess!
  • Webster University rolls to 7th Pan-Am title!


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