Day: July 31, 2009

  • AfricaAmon Simutowe receiving his norm certificate.

    Simutowe’s Last Mile

    Amon Simutowe of Zambia has earned the coveted title of Grandmaster. This accomplishment is a marvel for a number of reasons, but suffice it to say, it was a long time coming. As a schoolboy, Simutowe was known as “pawn” but ended up becoming an African giant as his talent…

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  • Bassem Amin is 2009 African Champ!

    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…

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