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Cape Town Heritage Chess Festival 20 – 26 March 2017

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 […]

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Reflections on India – Letter 6

It is the end of my third week in India. It was a very interesting week I must say. My typical day starts at 6:10am here in India. The reason for this is we have yoga for one hour each day from 6:30am. I generally get to the lawn where the yoga sessions are held […]

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Chess Western Province Strategic Planning Session

Chess Western Province held a Strategic Planning Session on Saturday 5 November at ACL venue. The purpose of the workshop was for members to brainstorm Club Development and Transformation in Chess. Our goal is to formulate a vision for Chess Western Province for 2017 and 2018. This event was a big success and was well received […]

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Uganda report 11 by Dr Lyndon Bouah

Africa has a new grandmaster ! IM Abdelrahman Hesham drew with IM Daniel Cawdery to secure seven out of nine points and end sole first. In terms of the regulations of FIDE this secures him an outright grandmaster title. The title will be automatically conferred and ratified at the FIDE Congress. This means that Egypt […]

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Uganda report 10 by Dr Lyndon Bouah

The business end of the event is upon us. On board one the young Egyptian IM Abdelrahman Hesham beat FM Andrew Kayonde. The pressure was clearly upon both players as a win for either would virtually assure them of a Grandmaster title. Kayonde lost on time in a difficult position. Hesham is a young man […]

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Uganda report 9 by Dr Lyndon Bouah

Today I will start off with some matters that have been occupying my mind! The chess clock we are using here in Uganda is a brand new chess clock. We are using 40 moves in ninety but the interesting thing is that the clock only shows that you have the extra thirty minutes when your […]

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