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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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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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Steinitz wins another Title

The Ample Club Championships was held at the Strand Towers Hotel in Cape Town from 21 -23 March 2014. This event was clearly welcomed by the local clubs. All the Top players came to try to win the R21,500 prize money on offer. The highest rated team Stellenbosch with an average rating of 2100 had IM Henry Steel on board […]

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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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CWP Individual Blitz 2013

Dear CWP members, And the winner is… FM Donovan Van Den Heever! The 2013 ChessWP Individual Blitz Champion. Well done Donovan! After 9 rounds of 3m+2s blitz chess we had an exhilarating play-off between Charles De Villiers, Craig Willenberg and Donovan. All in a matter of three hours. With a wonderful field of 48 players consisting […]

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The MRL Chess Paradigm

The MRL Chess Paradigm tournament takes place this weekend at the Bellville Golf club. Many of South Africa’s top players (including SA champions and Olympiad players, and 4 International Masters) will compete in a 7-round Swiss tournament to be the champion of this unique competition. The MRL format (complete description below) comprises of a subset […]

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