Archive for the 'Tanzania' 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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Tanzania has gained momentum since their accession to FIDE last year. They held a very successful 2013 Tanzania Open and recently held the second edition in Dar es Salaam. The event attracted 42 players from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Zambia, Yemen and India competed for for TShs 2,000,000 (approximately USD 1,000) prize fund. […]

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Nurdin Husein HassujiPhoto Graham Jurgensen (KCFA). Tanzania is a relatively new chess nation better known for Mount Kilimanjaro than its gamesmanship. The east African country joined FIDE in 2014 at the Tromso FIDE Congress and hopes to build a lasting presence in East Africa along with Kenya and Uganda. Tanzania held a very successful 2013 […]

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Former World Champion and current Challenger Viswanathan Anand will be traveling to Tanzania to participate in a number of activities beginning June 5th June 1st in Dar es Salaam. Anand will visit for five days on invitation from Tanzania Chess Foundation chairman Vinay Choudhury. According to media IPPMedia.com, Choudhury states, “We have changed the dates […]

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Shortly after the Chess Federation of Malawi (CHESSAM) had announced an invitation to Tanzania for a test match, FIDE announced a K4.6m grant (US$10,000) for setting up a secretariat for the Chess-in-Schools. FIDE Vice President Lewis Ncube announced the grant to the officials of CHESSAM. Kezzie Msukwa was on hand to receive the grant and […]

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Tanzanian Chess Federation held its first major tournament (2013 Tanzania Open) in many years and it attracted players from surrounding countries and as far away as England and Romania. In fact, it was the Brit who won the tournament and it was none other than GM Nigel Short who remarked he was pleased to win […]

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Tanzania is one of the most scenic countries in Africa. When I traveled to Arusha, Tanzania in 2010, I was enthralled by the warmth of the people and the natural beauty of the landscape. Of course there were the wonderful safari outings that are a must-see! The fledgling chess community of Tanzania will host an […]

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Following on the heels of their January and March tournaments, Tanzania Chess Association is organising their next event – the “May Chess Arena” – to be held over the weekend of 26th and 27th May in Dar es Salaam. Led by Nurdin Hassuji, the federation is keeping its promise of reviving competitive chess in the […]

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Paras Gudka has announced the launching of a website that covers east African chess activities. “Chess Events EAC” will announce scheduled events in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi, but also has a function for events outside the East African Community (EAC). The site will also have historic reports, games, photos and a collective reservoir […]

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On May 15th, I left Chicago’s O’Hare airport for a long journey to Africa. I finally set foot in Africa on May 18th in Johannesburg, South Africa. My trip was delayed two days because of a passport issue. I finally got my passport corrected, boarded my flight and flew a smooth 15 hours over the […]

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The Chess Drum’s Daaim Shabazz will arrive in Africa on May 12th with a contingent of faculty members from universities around the continental U.S. The group will visit a number of businesses, organizations and sites in South Africa (3 days), Kenya (5 days) and Tanzania (5 days). Shabazz hopes to be blogging from Africa and […]

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