GM Elect Kenny Solomon wins at Capablanca and heads for Steinitz!!!

GM Elect Kenny Solomon has won the Capablanca GM Prestige tournament and is back in Cape Town  to compete in the Steinitz International Chess Festival which begins this Friday at Curro Private School in Century City.

Kenny continues his quest in becoming a fully fledged Grandmaster this weekend and Chess Western Province would like to urge all chess players to come and play in the Steinitz Festival starting on Friday 7th of May in support of our local homeboy! Online Reistration Link: http://tinyurl.com/obngnn4

GRANDMASTER SECTION PARTICIPANTS:

# Title Name Surname Federation FIDE
1 GM Aleksa Strikovic SRB 2533
2 GM Dejan Antic SRB 2485
3 GM Sergey Kasparov BLR 2480
4 GM Niaz Murshed BAN 2464
5 IM Henry Steel RSA 2415
6 IM Kenny Solomon RSA 2353
7 IM Watu Kobese RSA 2333
8 IM Elijah Emojong UGA 2316
9 FM Donovan van der Heever RSA 2291
10 IM Gluckman David RSA 2245
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STEINITZ INTERNATIONAL CHESS FESTIVAL 2014

SECTIONS Requirements Entry fees Time Control Dates
Grandmaster 10 Player GM Norm round robin (By invitation only) No entry fee applicable 90/90 (40moves) + 30 min + 30 sec Fri 9 – Sat 17 May 2014
Prestige A – C 10 player Fide Rated Round Robins (Players with a Fide or CHESSA rating of 2000+ may apply) R 300 90/90 +30 sec Fri 9 – Sat 17 May 2014
Prestige D – E 10 Player Fide Rated round robins (Players with any FIDE rating or a CHESSA rating of 1500+ may apply) R300 90/90 +30 sec Fri 9 – Sat 17 May 2014
Open Sections
Section A 7 Round Open Swiss Ratings over 1500 R 150 60/60 +30 Sec Fri 9 – Sat 10 & 17 May 2014
Section B 7 Round Swiss Ratings from 1100 – 1500 R 150 60/60 +30 Sec Fri 9 – Sat 10 & 17 May 2014
Section C 7 Round Swiss Ratings below 1100 R 150 60/60 +30 Sec Fri 9 – Sat 10 & 17 May 2014
Section D Under 10 (5 rounds) R 50 30/30 17 May 2014
Section E under 8 (5 rounds) R 50 30/30 17 May 2014
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