South Africa recently hosted the Commonwealth Championship and was graced with an appearance of Garry Kasparov. The momentum continues as a strong invitational will begin today featuring a number of Grandmasters and several regional hopefuls. Sergey Tiviakov, the globetrotting chess player, will lead a field of 13 players in the DSK Championship over the next ten days. Local talent will include South Africa’s legendary IM Watu Kobese and Zimbabwean ace IM Robert Gwaze. Both have long desired opportunities to test their skills against world-class competition. Rising stars FM Daniel Cawdery of South Africa and Uganda’s IM Elijah Emojong will also be looking for a few GM scalps. Hopefully the recent trends on the continent will result in more of these strong events being available for the untapped reservoir of talent.
July 20th-29th, 2013 (Cape Town, South Africa)
|8||Cawdery, Daniel||FM||South Africa||
|9||Kobese, Watu||IM||South Africa||
|11||Van Den Heever, Donovan||FM||South Africa||
|12||De Villiers, Charles||FM||South Africa||
|13||Gluckman, David||IM||South Africa||