• Chess finds its way to Gambian village

    While the chess world has been occupied with world championship tournaments and elite players, there are many stories unfolding involving the ancient board game. There are different aspects of chess… the sporting aspect, the scientific aspect and the social aspect. The latter is found in stories such as “Queen of…

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  • Baku 2016: The Africans are Coming!

    >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.…

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  • 2016 Africa Chess Calendar is out!

    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…

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  • Gambia gets new chess home!

    The Gambia Chess Federation on Saturday 27th December 2014 opened its headquarters meant to enhance the activities of the federation, in Manjai Kunda. The opening of the bureau also saw the federation stage a day’s rapid tournament, which was won by Gambia’s third candidate master Ebrima Bah alias Kuru Boy,…

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  • 2014 Gambia Open kicks off!

    Out of Gambia… the Gambia Chess Association (GCA) is hosting the Gambian Open this weekend. The tournament is being sponsored by FIDE and is expecting 40 competitors from the West African subregion. This appears to be part of a FIDE initiative to expand chess in the region, but it comes…

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