Rounds seven and eight took place at the Western Cape Sports School this past weekend. It was indeed an exciting super Saturday! Cape Town lost to Steinitz by a score of 6.5 to 1.5. Former Olympiad teammates played against each other but IM David Gluckman took the full point from DR FM Deon Solomons with […]
We have reached the mid-point of the Chess WP League in Cape Town. The league takes a much needed break after three successive super Saturdays where double rounds were played. Now double rounds can be exhausting for any player particularly when the first game goes down to the wire!
The WP chess league continued on 11 August 2018 at the Western Cape Sport School. The matches were tightly contested affairs with teams nowadays very evenly matched. In the main game MRL drew with African Chess Lounge 4-4 with the top board clash between FM Calvin Klaasen and IM Watu Kobese going down to the […]
A magnificent sight greeted all the teams and player that gathered for the first day of the Chess WP league at the Western Cape sport school in Kuilsriver. The hall was packed to capacity with chess boards for miles to see. Saturday 4 August was the start of the 11 round league.
Chess is an art, a science and a sport Over the weekend I had occasion to take in my surroundings. The event is played at Times Square, Pretoria. It is a complex consisting of a casino, hotel, an arena where concerts are held and many restaurants where one can have great coffee. The area is […]
The event is turning into quite a tough one for me. I lost both games today, and it’s not that I am playing badly. My opponents simply see further than what I am seeing at present. I think the rustiness is now showing. I play too little to compete against the new young crop of […]
One needs to have a bucket list of tournaments to participate in! One of the events that you need to plan is the annual Capablanca Open. The event is pure class. We are playing in the Sun Casino complex and there are ample opportunities around the place to eat and have coffee.
This week I registered for the Capablanca event that will be starting at 09:00am on 27 April. I am very excited to be part of this great event. I have played many events in the Gauteng area. One of my first national events was the South African Senior Schools Sports Association chess event in Johannesburg […]
The event ended on 14 April. Two of our players FM Calvin Klaasen and CM Roland Bezuidenhout ended on 6/9. On tiebreak Klaasen took the bronze as FM Khetho had more wins. Roland came fifth on tiebreak which is a great performance by both players.
Megan Van Niekerk triumphs to become the new 2018 Zone 4.3 Champion! Megan Van Niekerk caused a sensation when she won the 2018 zone 4.3 Women section. Last week 7 April Megan Van Niekerk started in the tenth position with a rating of 1674. She went into the zonal untitled and not known to many […]