Kenya

  • Ncube discusses youth tourney on Kenya TV

    Elizabeth Cassidy scored 9/9 in the under-11 Girls section. Photo by KBC Sports Lewis Ncube, President of African Confederation of Chess, was recently featured on Kenya’s KBC Sports TV to discuss the recent Africa Schools Individual Chess Championship held in Nairobi. He discussed the impact of COVID on chess in…

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  • Chess brought before Kenyan Parliament

    Kenya has long been an active member of the international chess community over the years, but in the past decade, they have increased the profile of chess within the country. Chess Kenya has been promoting chess in underserved areas. TEAM KENYA with Ministry of Sports Most recently Fred Sagwe trekked…

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  • Kenya’s Sagwe walks 165kms to promote chess

    Sustainable Development Goals or “SDGs“are 17 targets for creating a more economically, ecologically and environmentally-friendly planet. The United Nations has embarked on a long-term approach to tackle a number of problems in “health and education, reduced inequality and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to…

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  • Inside Look at Kenyan Chess

    64 Chess Squares TV hosted a short interview with Kenya Chess Federation President Benard Wanjala. He discusses the current events including the highest participation in the African Chess Championships in Malawi. Wanjala, who also serves as the African Chess Confederation Vice President, discussed the current state of chess given the…

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  • Gohil is Kenya’s 2019 chess king, wins car!!

    Mehul Gohil is a bit of a chess renaissance man. He is fully vested in the game and seems to enjoy every minute. Lately, his history in the game has taken a leap after he won the 2019 Kenya National Championships. This would not be so surprising, but what is…

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  • Carlsson tours Kenya!

    GM Pontus Carlsson is becoming a regular on the African scene to conduct training sessions. The Swedish national participated in the 2017 Africa Tour visiting Botswana, Namibia and Zambia. The trip, sponsored by the Paul Allen Foundation, was a rousing success and featured other Black chess masters including Maurice Ashley…

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  • 2017 Africa Tour with IM Makoto

    IM Rodwell Makotoaddresses students in Nairobi, Kenya IM Rodwell Makoto is the latest Master to participate in the African Tour sponsored by the Paul Allen Foundation and organized by the Kasparov Chess Foundation and MiniChess Kenya. He follows GM Kenny Solomon who visited Kenya in February. GM Pontus Carlsson and…

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  • Anand to visit Kenya during 4.2 subzonal

    Viswanathan Anand remains one of the few world champions in history and perhaps the only sitting champion, to visit the continent of Africa. “Vishy” Anand visited South Africa, Botswana, Tanzania in the past and he will return to Africa when he visits Kenya next week for a gala dinner during…

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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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  • Maurice Ashley helps propel Kenyan chess forward!

    GM Maurice Ashley’s excitement was effusive as he posted several comments on Facebook recounting his experience in Kenya. Ashley had spent days touring the schools in Kenya with a type of passion that only he could bring. With trips to Imara Daima Academy, Mwanzo Academy, St. George’s School in Nairobi,…

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