International Masters Henry Steel and Watu Kobese both tied for joint 1st at the 2011 South African Closed scoring 9/11! Henry was declared the national champion by virtue of his superior tiebreak beating Kobese in their head-to-head encounter. Below are selected games from the Closed section. Jacques Meintjies won the B section and will be seeded into the 2013 Closed.
Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.