Archive for the 'Angola' Category

Today the 2016 Olympiad games will officially open with the Opening Ceremonies with 181 teams representing 176 countries. Many of these countries represent the best that each country has to offer. Within the last decade that generally meant a permanent balance of power tilting to Western Europe and North America. With the emergence of Asian […]

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IM David Silva, two-time African Junior Champion Angola has been one of the most successful African federations in terms of producing International Masters. Players like Manuel Mateus, Pedro Aderito, Alexandre Nascimento, Amorin Agnelio and Armindo Sousa were some of the earliest names. They have represented the oil-rich country with high marks in international competitions. At […]

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African continental President Lewis Ncube and African Chess Confederation the has released the chess calendar for the 2016 year. It encompasses all the major events, but may include others that have yet to be posted. A number of young federations are being thrust into organizing events in order to get them needed experience for growing […]

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After the contentious Presidential election of the World Chess Federation (known as FIDE) in 2014 featuring incumbent President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and former World Champion Garry Kasparov, the future of the African continent was in serious question. Little had been done in past decades to provide the continent with firm footing to develop consistent programs. Ethiopian […]

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The 2013 African Junior Championships were hosted on January 25th-31st at Hotel Bouazza in Tiaret, Algeria and organized by the Algerian Chess Federation (FADE) and the African Chess Union. This tournament features players under 20 years old or born before January 1, 1993. Eight federations were represented and there were some surprises. Despite being played […]

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Alina L’Ami wrote a glowing ChessBase report of the 4th Taca Cuca tournament being held in Luanda, Angola. The tournament boasts nine Grandmasters and this is exactly what is needed to provide African players more chances for norms. Along with top-seed Viktor Bologan (2687, Moldova), you have Grandmasters Sergey Tiviakov (2673, Netherlands), Erwin L’Ami (2611, […]

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GM Sergei Tiviakov, world traveler impresario, is currently in Angola taking part in the CUCA International tournament in the capitol of Luanda. He has taken very nice pictures and a brief article has appeared on ChessBase. GM Nigel Short heads the field of 26 players in the open section. There are a couple of other […]

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Angola’s Erickson Roberto SoaresPhoto courtesy of CHESSA. Luanda — Angola won Sunday the African Male Junior Chess Championship held in East London, South Africa, in representation of the athlete Erikson Roberto. (Note: Full name is Erikson Roberto Mauricio Soares) Erikson Roberto beat his opponent Thabo Gumpo, from Botswana, in the 9th and last round of […]

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Nigel Short is on the African trail again prescribing an “anti-Kirsan” platform in the upcoming election. The elections will take place at September’s General Assembly meetings at the 2010 Olympiad in Siberia. The campaign barbs have sharpened over the Russian endorsement controversy. GM Nigel Short trip to Africa hopes to bear fruit this time around. […]

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The Angolan Chess Federation will hold the CUCA BGI International on May 10-19th in Luanda, Angola. The nine-round tournament will abide by FIDE regulations and open to players whose ratings are over 2200. The federation will pay 100% for the costs of food and hotel accommodation for the first 10 players registered for the tournament. […]

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Zambian GM-elect Amon Simutowe will take part in the Cuca BGI this weekend along with GMs Sergei Tiviakov of the Netherlands and Luis Galego of Portugal. South Africa’s IM Watu Kobese will also present a challenge. Simutowe returns to the continent after a European tour. This is the 9th edition of the tournament and it […]

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This story came from “The Hindu” website who apparently got it from a Chinese site. I have corrected some of the misspelled names. Not sure who “Jhonis Rober” is. LUANDA (Xinhua): Angola is to hold the “Cuca BGI” international chess tournament from April 16 to 26 in the capital Luanda, a sports official said here […]

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