• African Championships start today!

    All the top players from the continent of Africa will assemble for the 2009 African Championships in Tripoli, Libya today. The Championships will run through the 31st and will serve as the qualifier to the World Cup knockout tournament to be held in Russia later this year. GM Amon Simutowe,…

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  • 2009 African Individual Championships

    The 2009 African Individual Championships will be held in Tripoli, Libya between the dates of July 20th-31st. The nine-round Swiss format will be the qualifier for the World Cup Knockout tournament to be held in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. There are six slots awarded to the top finishers. The invitation was…

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  • Historic Moments: Africans in the 2004 FIDE World Championship

    Clockwise (L-R) GM Hichem Hamdouchi (Morocco), IM Amon Simutowe (Zambia), IM Ahmed Adly (Egypt) and IM-elect Kenny Solomon (South Africa). The Dawn of a New Beginning The 2004 FIDE World Knockout Championship was a historic event for many reasons. First, it is the next step toward unification; secondly, the tournament…

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