Zambia

  • 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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  • 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…

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  • GM Zhu Chen on African tour!

    GM Zhu Chen The African Chess Confederation through the support of the World Chess Federation Women’s Commission has the honour of hosting the former World Woman Chess Champion Grand Master Zhu Chen from China. Grandmaster Zhu Chen is the former World Woman Chess Champion, she has reached the highest level…

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  • 2014 Zimbabwe Open… Bwalya on top!

    IM Gillian Bwalya Zambia has proven to be one of the most promising federations in sub-Saharan Africa. Having produced the first GM in the region in Amon Simutowe, the players have established quite a tradition and showed their mettle in the 2010 Olympiad coming in 47th after being ranked 121st.…

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  • Chess through the eyes of Black History

    QUEEN NEFERTARI (Egypt) Each year in America, the Black community commemorates the accomplishments of many pioneers who overcame political exclusion, racial discrimination and socioeconomic hardships. In general the many historic figures are given each year during “Black History Month” and their accomplishments are reflected. The Chess Drum will take this…

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  • Zambia’s touts 2014 Olympiad Squad

    Andrew Kayonde Zambia stands as one of the African countries with an abundance of talent. In the 2010 Olympiad, the 121st-ranked team came in 47th! This was the federation’s brightest moment on the Olympiad stage and there was hope that this served as a breakthrough. However, the absence of GM…

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  • Zambia’s Bwalya wins Airtel Chess Challenge

    INTERNATIONAL Master Gillian Bwalya was on Sunday crowned winner of the second edition of the Airtel Chess Challenge. Bwalya, who amassed 4.5 points in a four-way tie in first position, was higher on tie-break. IM Gillian Bwalya In second place was Kelvin Chumfwa also with 4.5 points with 21.5 tie-break…

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  • Gillian Bwalya at World Cup

    Gillian Bwalya probably became known to the world after his creditable 7/10 performance at the 2012 Olympiad netting him the FM title. Since then he has pocketed the IM title pending on his conferral. For winning the 4.3 subzonal, the Zambian will compete in the 2013 World Cup tournament. He…

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  • 2013 Zambian National Championships

    The Chess Federation of Zambia wishes to advise that the 2013 Zambia Closed Invitational Chess Championships will be held at the Henry’s Courtyard in Mansa from Friday 29th March to 1st March 2013. (Foreign players will be invited) In addition to the main event, the Zambia Closed Invitational Chess Championship…

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