ChessWP has a busy Saturday (31/1/2015) planned with the Individual Blitz Championship kicking off at 09:30, the election of a new Youth Director at 12:00, and then the Team Blitz Championship at 13:30. Players can play in either championship so if you only have a morning or afternoon free, please join us to test you […]
Photos from official photographer at SAJCC 2014 of the prize giving ceremony. WP jou lekker ding! More to follow soon…
Message from Chess Western Province President, Dr Deon Solomons. Attached please find a notice for the election of Youth Director for 2015. I wish to thank the current and out-going Youth Director Ds Friedrich Claassen and the Youth Commission on a fabulous term and on a job well done. We had great achievements and we […]
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 […]
9 Gold medals (7 out of 9 in Championship section) 4 Silver medals 3 Bronze medals (u/16 A result should be gold. We are taking action!) 53 out of 174 board prizes! Well done to Friedrich (Youth Director), managers and coaches!
As I am returning to work tomorrow I thought it prudent to reflect on my visit to Kimberley in the first week of January this year. Boy no one told us it would be that hot. I did not realise the weather would be that hot. I actually think it may have had an effect […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]