One Move at a Time with Jamaal Abdul-Alim [PODCAST]

Welcome to the March 2019 edition of “One Move at a Time,” the US Chess podcast in which we talk to people who are advancing the US Chess mission statement of “Empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess.”

Jamaal Abdul-Alim

This month host Dan Lucas, the Senior Director of Strategic Communication at US Chess, talks to Jamaal Abdul-Alim, who has probably written more “First Moves” department stories in Chess Life than any other single writer. First Moves focuses on short features about people and organizations that are accomplishing things directly related to our mission. Dan and Jamaal discuss chess journalism and they take a trip down memory lane recounting some of Jamaal’s articles from the past decade.

Our theme music “So Don’t I” was composed by Alex King, a National Master who lives in Memphis, Tennessee. We are grateful for the sponsorship of US Chess Sales. To enter our random drawing for a $50 gift certificate to, send your name and phone number to [email protected] and put “One Move at a Time” in the subject line. Comments and questions are appreciated. And for more US Chess podcasts, see “Cover Stories with Chess Life” and “Ladies Knight” in our podcast category.



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