The Steinitz 40th International Anniversary Open started in Cape Town on 13 April 2017 with a Blitz event. The blitz event attracted 60 players and was full of action. Steinitz is a club known for its love of Blitz. They have won the WP blitz team Championship a record 15 times in the last seventeen […]
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The 40th Anniversary Steinitz International Open starts on 13 April 2017 in Bellville South, Cape Town. The event starts with. A blitz competition at 7pm. ( incidentally it is also former world champion Gary Kasparov’s birthday.) The event has truly become an International event with winners coming from across the world. This year Grandmaster Sahaj […]
Grandmaster Sahaj Grover from India ( born in 1995) headlines the player list at the Steinitz 40th anniversary event in Cape Town this Easter Weekend. He is originally from Delhi boasting a rating of 2493 and was awarded the grandmaster title in 2012 at the age of 17. He was an International master at 15 […]
Any reflection on the 1990s must be preceded by setting the scene from the 1980s. The 1980s was a tough one in South Africa and was characterised by strife in all communities around South Africa. I started playing chess in September 1986 with my first official game being played in 1987.
Cape Town Chess Club is celebrating its 132nd year of existence. I was the key note speaker at the welcome dinner on Wednesday 22 March 2017. Here is my speech.
It gives us great pleasure to invite ALL CHESS ENTHUSIASTS to the Leonard Reitstein Lecture on SA Chess History this coming Thursday the 23rd of March at 20h00. The venue is the Western Cape Bridge Centre in Green Point, Cape Town (access via Helen Suzman Boulevard or Sea Point Main Road). Please note that everyone […]
Link to blog with results and photos: https://chessstellenbosch.wordpress.com/blog/ I guess all great things start with a (crazy) idea. So, when Chrystal Samuel from PRG mentioned that PRG wants to host an Open chess tournament, the Stellenbosch Chess Club immediately agreed to assist. Maybe it was a case of fools rush in where angels fear to tread, […]
The Cape Town Heritage Elite section started on Monday 20 March at Ellerton school in Sea Point. The field was a star studded one with former champions of South Africa, Olympians and current champions all participating. Tournament Brochure:
In September 2016 I travelled to Baku, Azerbaijan as captain of the SA Olympiad team that participated in the Olympiad. Upon our arrival I was again mesmerised by the body of water that we played next to each day. The Crystal Hall as the venue is called could comfortably seat up to 25 000 persons […]
On Thursday 8 December 2016, I attended the annual Cape Winelands Sport Awards held in Worcester at the Cumberland hotel in my capacity as Chief Director of Sport and Recreation in the Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport. I was accompanied by my good friend Mr. Deon Pick who lives in Worcester and […]