Archive for the 'Eritrea' 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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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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GM Ahmed Adly, the current Vice-Champion of Africa, visited Eritrea with FIDE Vice President Lewis Ncube to execute an agenda of spreading chess to the nation of more than six million. Eritrea will certainly have competition in the “Horn of Africa” region as Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia all have active federations. Napoleon Abraham Tecle served […]

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