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  • 2010 Chess Olympiad: Round #6

    Top Boards (Open) Georgia 2-2 Armenia Ukraine 3-1 Hungary Russia 2 3-1 Netherlands Russia 1 2½-1½ Czech Republic Azerbaijan 3-1 India Vietnam 1½-2½ USA Poland 3-1 Estonia Russia 3 2-2 Greece Montenegro 1½-2½ China Cuba 3-1 Bosnia & Herzegovina Heated battles in Round #6. Photo by ugra-chess.com. Round #6 Analysis:…

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  • Uganda set rewrite Olympiad history

    The Uganda Chess Federation is for the first time in history set to send a Ladies team of five alongside the Men’s team to participate in this year’s World Olympiad to be held in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia from 19th September to 4th October 2010. Confirmation of Uganda’s participation follows UCF’s…

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  • Nigel Short campaigns in Africa

    Nigel Short is on the African trail again prescribing an “anti-Kirsan” platform in the upcoming election. The elections will take place at September’s General Assembly meetings at the 2010 Olympiad in Siberia. The campaign barbs have sharpened over the Russian endorsement controversy. GM Nigel Short trip to Africa hopes to…

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  • Another Kawuma to make Olympiad

    Kawuma ousts Nsubuga on Olympiad team Sunday, 27th December, 2009 By Phillip Corry (Uganda) Final standings 1. H. Wanyama 8.5 points 2. P. Kawuma 7.0 3. S. Kantinti 6.5 4. B. Bibasa 6.5 5. S. Kawuma 6.0 6. G. Nsubuga 5.5 7. R. Kamoga 5.5 8. H. Nsubuga 5.0 9.…

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  • Moses Kawuma makes FIDE Master!

    Uganda’s Moses Kawuma has been awarded the title of FIDE Master based on the strength of his Olympiad result. Kawuma scored 9/10 in the 2008 Olympiad to tally the highest win percentage in the open section. The Ugandan team had to forfeit two boards due to visa problems and both…

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  • Court to hear Wamala Appeal

    Severine Wamala was convicted of several counts of rape in a highly-charged case last year that rocked Lowell, Massachusetts. The case pitted students at Lowell High School against Severine Wamala, a former mathematics teacher and respected chess organizer. Wamala had three children who were standout chess players… the two oldest…

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  • Uganda’s Kawuma scores 9/10!

    Moses Kawuma (near right) playing against British Virgin Island’s Christopher Art. Kawuma scored 9/10 for the highest winning percentage in the open section. Steven Kawuma plays the legendary Bill Hook. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Kawuma performance sparkles, but not golden Moses Kawuma and brother Steven came to the Olympiad with…

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  • Ugandans in Olympiad Crisis!

    Wanyama Harold (Uganda) After months of desparately trying to raise funds and attend the Olympiad, players on the Ugandan side are without visas to travel. Only two players have been able to secure a visa, but the team forfeited for failing to field 50% of the team. They have missed…

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  • Uganda seeking support for Olympiad

    A couple of weeks ago a story broke here about FIDE disqualifying three African federations, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Uganda. Each federation has had tremendous challenges assembling teams, but recent developments has clear the teams for the biennial event to be held in Dresden, Germany. After a conference of FIDE officials…

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  • 2008 East Africa Chess Championship

    WANYAMA WINS EAST AFRICA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP Uganda’s Olympiad bound Harold Wanyama is the new East Africa Chess Champion after putting up an unbeaten display to emerge clear first with 7 points out of 8 in the Fountain Publishers sponsored event held from Friday 21st to Monday 24th March, 2008 at…

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