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.…Read More »
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…Read More »
African Chess made strides in 2015
After the contentious Presidential election of the World Chess Federation (known as FIDE) in 2014 featuring incumbent President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov and former World Champion Garry Kasparov, the future of the African continent was in serious question. Little had been done in past decades to provide the continent with firm footing…Read More »
2015 Tanzania Open (Dar es Salaam)
Tanzania has gained momentum since their accession to FIDE last year. They held a very successful 2013 Tanzania Open and recently held the second edition in Dar es Salaam. The event attracted 42 players from Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Rwanda, Zambia, Yemen and India competed for for TShs 2,000,000…Read More »
2015 Tanzanian Championships
Nurdin Husein HassujiPhoto Graham Jurgensen (KCFA). Tanzania is a relatively new chess nation better known for Mount Kilimanjaro than its gamesmanship. The east African country joined FIDE in 2014 at the Tromso FIDE Congress and hopes to build a lasting presence in East Africa along with Kenya and Uganda. Tanzania…Read More »
Anand in Tanzania June 1st
Former World Champion and current Challenger Viswanathan Anand will be traveling to Tanzania to participate in a number of activities beginning June 5th June 1st in Dar es Salaam. Anand will visit for five days on invitation from Tanzania Chess Foundation chairman Vinay Choudhury. According to media IPPMedia.com, Choudhury states,…Read More »
Malawi and Tanzania Chess in Action!
Shortly after the Chess Federation of Malawi (CHESSAM) had announced an invitation to Tanzania for a test match, FIDE announced a K4.6m grant (US$10,000) for setting up a secretariat for the Chess-in-Schools. FIDE Vice President Lewis Ncube announced the grant to the officials of CHESSAM. Kezzie Msukwa was on hand…Read More »
Short wins Tanzanian Open!
Tanzanian Chess Federation held its first major tournament (2013 Tanzania Open) in many years and it attracted players from surrounding countries and as far away as England and Romania. In fact, it was the Brit who won the tournament and it was none other than GM Nigel Short who remarked…Read More »
2013 Tanzania Open (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
Tanzania is one of the most scenic countries in Africa. When I traveled to Arusha, Tanzania in 2010, I was enthralled by the warmth of the people and the natural beauty of the landscape. Of course there were the wonderful safari outings that are a must-see! The fledgling chess community…Read More »
Tanzania holds “Chess Arena”!
Following on the heels of their January and March tournaments, Tanzania Chess Association is organising their next event – the “May Chess Arena” – to be held over the weekend of 26th and 27th May in Dar es Salaam. Led by Nurdin Hassuji, the federation is keeping its promise of…Read More »