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Mohamed Bhawoodien wins the Cape of Good Hope Open Chess Championship 2015

Overview This year’s edition of the Cape of Good Hope Open Chess Championships saw no less than 140 participants keenly contest prizes in four different categories at Groenvlei High School, Lansdowne courtesy of the Acting Principal Mr. Tony Adamson from Friday 23rd until Sunday 25th January 2015. This curtain-raiser to the Chess Western Province calendar […]

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Tromso Olympiad comes to an end

The Olympiad has now ended. The players are travelling as your read this and it is now time to look back. The revelation of the tournament for South Africa must surely be WIM Tsepang Tlale. She scored 7/10 which is a superb result and garnered a whopping 140 rating points to push her to probably […]

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Henry Steel beats GM Gata Kamsky (elo 2706)

Kamsky gets taken down! The big news for the round was the impressive comeback from IM Henry Mohamed Steel. Kamsky had the pressure but Mohammed acted like the man van staal and withstood the pressure. Once he did that, he showed superlative technique to bring the full point homeWe played from 2pm until 7:30pm and […]

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Captains Log from Norway

The Italian job   Yes the Italians brought out GM Caruana to play our secret Italian Kenny Solomon. Kenny sacrificed a pawn against the world number three but Caruana showed why he is so highly rated. He squeezed everything out of the position. In Steel‘s game he was placed under pressure by his opponent and […]

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Watu is the King of the Cape!

WATU wins with a perfect 7! An impeccable display of chess genius from one of South Africa’s most successful and experienced chess greats, International Master Watu Kobese. Watu is predominantly from Gauteng but moved to Cape Town to further his chess career less than 2 years ago. This has to be his best performance yet with […]

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