Archive for the 'Libya' 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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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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Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi greets FIDE President. In what will prove to be a controversial move, FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov recently visited Colonel Muammar Qaddafi in Libya’s capitol of Tripoli. ChessBase ran a brief with an accompanying video clip from the local media. What makes the visit surprising is that Libya is currently in a […]

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GM Bassem Amin GM Bassem Amin has risen since winning the African Junior Championship back in 2004. He promptly added another Junior title in 2005. Since that time he has traveled the world competing in a number of tournaments and is approaching the 2600 barrier. Going into the 2009 African Championship in Tripoli, Libya, there […]

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After the information logjam had been cleared, results are coming from what appears to be an exciting tournament in Tripoli, Libya. The first half of the 2009 edition of the African Championships has the Egyptians dominating affairs holding the top seven positions. However, several players are fighting to challenge the status quo. GMs Aimen Rizouk […]

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We remember the visa problems suffered by African players for the 2008 Olympiad. There were a multitude of reasons that Africans were denied. These problems have surfaced at 2009 the African Individual Championships and the backlash has been voiced. The tournament is being held in Tripoli Libya without several of the continent’s strongest players. The […]

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All the top players from the continent of Africa will assemble for the 2009 African Championships in Tripoli, Libya today. The Championships will run through the 31st and will serve as the qualifier to the World Cup knockout tournament to be held in Russia later this year. GM Amon Simutowe, who just won the South […]

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The 2009 African Individual Championships will be held in Tripoli, Libya between the dates of July 20th-31st. The nine-round Swiss format will be the qualifier for the World Cup Knockout tournament to be held in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. There are six slots awarded to the top finishers. The invitation was sent to all African federations […]

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