Archive for the 'Ghana' 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 Oladapo Adu The Ghana Chess Association, under the auspices of the African Chess Confederation and the World Chess Federation held 2016 Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championships in Accra from 28th March to the 6th April 2016 at Tenko Plaza Hotel. Thirty-two players from the following seven federations were represented: Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia, […]

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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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Both co-champions on the right side of the board… Francis Anquandah (top right) and Kojo Hasford (bottom right). Hasford won the tiebreak match. The 2014 GHANA NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS took place at the media centre of the Accra Sports Stadium between the 25th October and 2nd November. KCF Africa was pleased to be asked to […]

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The 4th President’s Cup Chess Championships lived up to expectation when it attracted top players in the sub-region as well as the Indian Grandmaster Sriram Jha who won the FIDE rated section with 7½ points out of 9. The Championships were made up of three tournaments; the FIDE rated section, the Open section and the […]

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IM Kassa Korley at 2014 World Open.Photo by Daaim Shabazz. FM Kassa Korley just earned his third International Master norm and thus qualified for the title. His ELO rating already exceeds the minimum 2400 requirement. The Duke collegiate recently finished a study aboard program in Denmark and tallied strong results in Danish tournaments including a […]

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Garry Kasparov next to the plaque commemorating his visit in Dakar, Senegal. Photo by kasparov2014.com. Former World Champion Garry Kasparov has been busy with his campaign for FIDE President having recently finished an Asian tour and an African tour. The Asian tour occurred during the World Chess Championship in November and the latter covered a […]

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Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Ghana is a place that many decide to choose for their initial visit to Africa. The reasons are many, but typically Ghana has a intricate blend of qualities that make it a very lovable place… the energy and happiness of the people is perhaps the most noted. Ghana is also a very […]

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Dr. Shabazz in front of the Accra International Conference Center in 1998! The Africa Union just celebrated its 50th anniversary last month as African dignitaries came from around the continent to chart a course for the next 50 years. Started as the Organization of African Unity in 1963, the idea was inspired by Dr. Kwame […]

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Ghana holding Nationals!

Defending Champion Kojo Hasfordrepresenting Ghana at the Chess Olympiad in Istanbul.Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Received an announcement from Kwadwo Bonsu that Ghana will be holding its national championship beginning on the 22nd. There are a list of invitees below including the defending champion and Olympian, Kojo Hasford. Details are forthcoming as they become available. The […]

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The Ghanaian Chess Federation presents the 2nd President’s Cup Open House June 16th-17th Accra Stadium 7-Round Swiss, 60 minutes per game Day 1: Rounds 1-4 (starting at 9am) DAY 2: Rounds 5-7 (starting at 12pm) Registration: 10.00 cedis Prizes: 500.00 cedis donated by Reiss & Company, GHANA This is a FIDE-registered event. Players who take […]

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Kojo Hasford2012 Ghana Champion The Ghana National Individual Chess Championship 2012 was held at the Accra Sports Stadium-Accra from January 2 to January 7, 2012. The system and rate of play was a 7-round Swiss, 90 minutes per player per game for the first round to select the best six players from twelve. The qualified […]

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This article was posted by Abby Emmanuel Alo for monroi.com. We have all heard of “chess diplomacy”. Alo appears to believe in a new concept of chess for human enlightment. It is not clear from the essay what the plan is but a plan involving the youth must be given some consideration. I contacted him […]

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Photo Impressions of Ghana

Schoolgirl from Ghana who I plan to send a chess set. Last month, I traveled to Ghana, West Africa for the second time. Thirteen years ago, I was a doctoral student attending a technology conference and interviewing subjects for my research. Ghana was a bustling place with a lot of pedestrian traffic. I remember being […]

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Dr. Kwame Nkrumah Ghana’s rich history goes back to the powerful kingdoms to its rise as the first sub-Saharan nation to gain colonial independence. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah was a highly-regarded leader in the fight against colonialization. He sought Pan-African unity, a optimistic goal that is relevant even today. The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz will visit […]

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The Ghana Chess Association (GCA) played a match last February 19th against Liberia in an international friendly in Accra. According to the press release, the match was a prelude to the Association’s aim to organize its National Open Championship. The friendly, which is in collaboration with the National Sports Council, (NSC) will be categorized into […]

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Francis Anquandah showing game to e.tv Ghana. On the 10th of April, 2010, the Ghana Chess Association organized a chess tournament at the African Regent Hotel in Accra. Over forty (40) players participated in the seven round, G/30 event. At the end of the tournament, Francis Anquandah came in first after winning the tie-break against […]

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Eddie Lamptey-Thompson just posted a message on the ghanachess group about the Ghanaian chess calendar. Ghana has rejuvenated their chess community and played in their first Olympiad in over 20 years when they competed in Dresden last month. They will use this momentum to launch a strong campaign to popularize chess throughout the nation. Let’s […]

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Last month Kassa Korley played in the St. John’s Masters tournament in New York. At the World Open he had mentioned a time when he was close to the title of National Master (2185) and then losing a boatload of points. He actually lost rating points in nine consecutive tournaments before making a turnaround and […]

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