• 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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  • Brema Bah: Mali’s Olympiad Gem

    The 2010 Chess Olympiad was an organizational success of the highest order. The pre-tournament concerns were put to rest and the Siberian cold took a hiatus to allow the Olympiad to shine. Brema Bah of Mali was one jewel in the field. The Olympiad is a global chess festival involving…

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