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Chess Kenya and the Ethiopian Chess Federation recently held a tournament in Mekele, Tigrai, Ethiopia to foster a better sense of cooperation in the region. Bordering Kenya on the northeast, a Kenyan delegation traveled to partake in the festival at the same time the country was celebrating the 40th Year Tigrayan People’s Liberation Front (TPLF). […]

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Contact: Graham Jurgensen Position: Executive Director – Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa Email: grahamjurg@gmail.com Contact: Sid Gandhi Position: Operations Manager – Millionaire Chess Email: support@millionairechess.com KASPAROV CHESS FOUNDATION AFRICA TO RUN MILLIONAIRE CHESS SATELLITE TOURNAMENTS IN 3 AFRICAN COUNTRIES January 29, 2015 – Millionaire Chess has announced that the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa (KCFA) will organize […]

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Kenyan chess was featured on NTV Kenya in a 30-minute segment and hosted by the vivacious Sheila Mwanyiga who showed gleeful enthusiasm during the interview. 29 January 2015 – Kenya’s Chairman Githinji Hinga and Secretary Joseph Atwoli were featured on Kenya’s morning program “Laugh, Learn and Share” about the national chess scene. They spend almost […]

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Mira Nair, a highly-acclaimed, Indian-born director, will be producing a film adaptation of Tim Crothers’ book “The Queen of Katwe“. This book was a gripping story about Phiona Mutesi who hails from one of the poorest parts of sub-Saharan Africa. The very vivid account shows how the Ugandan girl from abject poverty found chess and […]

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Kenya Chess Association President Githinji Hinga taking an inventory of the 5000 sets and board received from the Kasparov Chess Foundation for Africa. Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) has been a welcome presence on the continent of Africa in the past few years. After losing a bitter battle for FIDE President, former world champion Garry Kasparov […]

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The Millionaire Chess Open has come and gone, but will not be soon forgotten. The four-day festival culminated with an exciting playoff and in the end GM Wesley So came out victorious. The 21-year old Filipino was expressive at the closing ceremony and could be seen milling out in a jubilant mood. Varuzhan Akobian (right) […]

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Uganda’s National Chess team outwitted Nairobi Chess Club 12-4 after four grueling rounds over the weekend (8-9 March 2014) in Nairobi, Kenya in what has over the last three years been dubbed “battle for Migingo”. Uganda’s team that comprised of Arthur Ssegwanyi, FM Harold Wanyama, CM Patrick Kawuma and Walter Okas had the better of […]

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Kasparov in Kenya!

Dear Chess Friends, You are cordially invited to the Closing Ceremony of the Kenya National Chess Championships 2013, proudly sponsored by the Tamil Cultural Association of Kenya. Chess Kenya will have the pleasure of presenting the legendary GM Garry Kasparov, former World Chess Champion and inspiration to many. He is on a mission to promote […]

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Report submitted by Kim Bhari, Chairman of Nairobi Chess Club.Event photos by Kim Bhari. Migingo Island is situated in the middle of Lake Victoria. For decades, this fishing village has been famous for a dispute between Kenya and Uganda over who owns sovereignty. Nairobi Chess Club continues to make waves in African chess. In 2009 […]

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UG: Ugandan Team Set for Showdown with KenyansKE: NCC Simbas Roar Ahead of Historic Match Versus Ugandan Side Posted on 10 February 2012 (Press release courtesy of Nairobi Chess Club) Kenya’s best chess players take on an elite Ugandan side this weekend in an event dubbed “Battle for Migingo”. The historic encounter which kicks of […]

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