In 1925 the 14 year old Mikhail Botvinnik defeated Jose Raoul Capablanca in a simultaneous exhibition in Leningrad. In 1964 the 13 year old Anatoly Karpov drew a game against Botvinnik in a simultaneous exhibition in Moscow. The 14 year old Karpov also drew a game against the future world champion Boris Spassky in Vladimir […]
The 2017 Chess Western Province Awards Ceremony is scheduled for Tuesday 5 December 2017, at Bellville Technical High School, Strand Street, Bellville. Please note that each club is allowed to send two (2) or more delegates to the Awards Ceremony. Nomination Form:
The Book Lounge is a buzz as a new poet is born. At the downstairs reception area is a mixed mingle of poetry buffs, Chess supporters, friends and family of the incumbent, Adv Maxwell Solomon.
Circular 3 published. R 75 000 GUARANTEED PRIZE – FUND!
Please note that the starting time of the rounds scheduled for Saturday 5 August 2017 will be as follows:
Date: Saturday 17/06/2017. Church: All Saints Anglican Church, cnr Aandblom & Katjiepiering Roads, Belhar. Viewing st Church: 08h00 to 08h30. Service: 08h30 – Requiem Mass (Funeral Service with Communion). Cemetery: Earth Burial at Belhar Cemetery, cnr Robert Sobukwe (formerly Modderdam) Road & De La Rey Road, Belhar. Media Release:
Hamba Kahle my friend Eldo Smart , President of Chess South Africa It is with a profound sense of grief and sadness that I write this note to the chess community. Eldo was called home this afternoon after he suffered a heart attack. I have known Eldo since 1991 when we were introduced by mutual […]
Date: 20 June 2017 Time: 19h30 Venue: Claremont Chess Club (ACL), Hall Rd, Rondebosch Map: Claremont Chess Club (ACL)
24 April 2017 was a momentous day for WIM Denise Frick. She graduated with her doctorate in Human Movement Science at the University of Pretoria. The name of the thesis is Habit (us), values and mindfulness among elite athletes. The emphasis is on sport psychology. Dr. Denise was also awarded academic honorary colours at the […]
Towards the end of last month the Cape Town Chess Club staged the Cape Town Heritage Chess Festival in honour of the club’s 132 years of existence- making it the second oldest chess club in the southern hemisphere (behind Melbourne). The Festival held simultaneous exhibitions, lectures, blitz events for seniors, ladies and juniors as well […]