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 […]
NORWAY : CAPTAIN’S LOG BY CM LYNDON BOUAH (Report 1) Team SA has arrived in Tromso, Norway to compete in the 41st World Chess Olympiad. The Open Team is: IM Kenneth Solomon, IM Mohamed Henry Steel, IM Watu Kobese, FM Donovan van den Heever and IM David Gluckman. The Women’s team is: WIM Denise Frick, […]
Notice: Arrival of FIDE delegates for site inspection of Cape Town in South Africa’s bid to host the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in 2018 Chess South Africa is bidding to host the 43rd World Chess Olympiad in 2018 at the International Convention Centre in the City of Cape Town. It gives us great pleasure to […]
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