Western Province Chess got off to powerful start with a fully packed Cape of Good Open held at Bellville Technical High School over the weekend. An impressive 228 chess players gathered and competed over 4 sections. Amid the water crisis, it was a weekend of battles of a different kind.
VENUE: DRAKENSTEIN CORRECTIONAL SERVICES TERRAIN 1 HALL DATE: SATURDAY, 03 FEBRUARY 2018 Entry Fee: Open Section = R100 Primary and High Schools Section = R50 Brochure: Entry Form:
Date: 23 & 24 February 2018 Venue: Paarl Boys’ High School, Imhoff dining hall Rate of play: 60/60 rated. 2017 FIDE Laws of Chess will apply. Sections: Open and Youth
Date: Saturday, 24 February 2018 Venue: Welgemoed Primary, Jip de Jager Driver, Welgemoed Reg: http://bit.ly/wel2018 Map: http://bit.ly/2zrbTtu
Date: 26-28 January 2018 ONLINE REGISTRATIONS: http://tinyurl.com/COGHOpen2018 Venue: Bellville Technical High School, Strand Rd, Labiance, 7530 Map: https://goo.gl/maps/spwRDhXvvMk
In 1925 the 14 year old Mikhail Botvinnik defeated Jose Raoul Capablanca in a simultaneous exhibition in Leningrad. In 1964 the 13 year old Anatoly Karpov drew a game against Botvinnik in a simultaneous exhibition in Moscow. The 14 year old Karpov also drew a game against the future world champion Boris Spassky in Vladimir […]
If you know how to weep, weep for Graham Solomon, a loving son to our mother Rose Solomon, a loving brother, a loving uncle, a loving cousin, and a loving friend.
In a dramatic final round IM Johannes Mabusela beat IM Watu Kobese clinch his first ever SA Closed Championship. Thirty minutes later FM Calvin Klaasen beat Jacob Mnguni to also clinch his first SA Closed Championship. In terms of the rules of the event both players are declared Co-Champions and both their names will go […]
And what a round. It was! The sensation of the round must be Daniel Barrish beating Watu Kobese. Some of the pundits around the analysis room thought Watu had a good position from the opening but Barrish absorbed the pressure to bring home the point.
The SA Closed Congress is nearing the end. It has been a good event with different sections and a good vibe surrounding the event. One of the aspects that I have been observing is the analysis afterwards. It is always interesting to watch. Sometimes one doesn’t know who won the game because the loser would […]