Chess South Africa is hosting their annual Open tournament in July 3-11 at Wynberg High School in Cape Town. The tournament is expecting to draw players from throughout the region and continent. IM Robert Gwaze is scheduled to participate in the event. IM Watu Kobese won the event last year. IM Kenny Solomon may attempt to regain the title he won in 2007.
Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.