Nigel Short’s mini-tour of Africa
KCF President Githinji Hinga introduces GM Nigel Short. Photo by Kim Bhari. Whilst the drama of the Tsogo Sun Millionaire Satellite event was unfolding over the weekend, GM Nigel Short was concluding his African tour with a 3- day visit to Kenya! Nigel was the guest of honour at the…Read More »
Oatlhotse wins Millionaire Satellite in S. Africa!
The Millionaire Chess Satellite tournament had thrills and spills as the tournament crown and spoils went to blitz tiebreaks after a three-way tie in nine rounds of play. IM Johannes Mabusela of South Africa had led through most of the tournament scoring six wins in a row before taking a…Read More »
Kasparov Chess Foundation creates African analytics!
In a continuing initiative to help the African continent improve playing standards Kasparov Chess Foundation for Africa has released statistical tables for the Africa continent. These stats include metrics such as Country Rankings, Country Statistics, Top 20 African Players and others. What is surprising is that these analytical tables had…Read More »
IM Mabusela on 6/6 at Millionaire Tourney!
IM Johannes Mabusela with a clean sheet. Photo by Reint Dykema. IM Johannes Mabusela is in form as he leads the Millionaire Satellite tournament on 6/6 after beating GM Kenny Solomon (South Africa) in round six. The tournament is being held in Johannesburg and is the last of the satellite…Read More »
2015 Millionaire Chess Satellite (Johannesburg, S. Africa)
The field for the Tsogo Sun Millionaire Satellite has just been boosted by the inclusion of GM Kenny Solomon who confirmed his participation yesterday morning. There are now only 4 days to go to the start of the third and final Satellite event tournament and players who still wish to…Read More »
Kobese publishes Xhosa chess book!
IM Watu Kobese with “Masidlale Uthimba”. Photo by Mariska Morris. Chess has now been written in yet another language… the language of Xhosa. Author IM Watu Kobese has made chess available in this language again showing the game’s universality. It will aid in reaching the rural areas of South Africa.…Read More »
Olape wins Millionaire Chess Satellite in Nigeria!
Lekan Adeyemi, President, Nigeria Chess Federation gives opening remarks. The second of three Millionaire Chess Satellite tournaments in Africa was held at Chevron Event Centre in Gbagada, Lagos. The nine-round content concluded in Lagos this past weekend with an exciting playoff. The first round of the Lagos Millionaire Satellite Chess…Read More »
Madagascar Open (August 4th-9th)
The Kasparov Chess Foundation continues to cut a huge swath of chess activity across the African continent. This activity now includes the islands off the coast of Africa. Th 2015 CHESS OPEN INTERNATIONAL DE MADAGASCAR is the latest and will take place August 4th-9th. Interested parties can contact Mr. Yves…Read More »
Adly gives chess simul in Eritrea!
GM Ahmed Adly, the current Vice-Champion of Africa, visited Eritrea with FIDE Vice President Lewis Ncube to execute an agenda of spreading chess to the nation of more than six million. Eritrea will certainly have competition in the “Horn of Africa” region as Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia all have active…Read More »
Katinsenge top sport administrator in Botswana
Keenese Katisenge The Public Relations Director of Botswana Chess Federation was crowned the administrator of the year by Botswana National Sports Council. Ms. Keenese Katisenge won the award after she was nominated along side two other administrators. She is highly credited for being instrumental in the promotion of chess in…Read More »