Tromso Olympiad comes to an end

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 […]

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Henry Steel beats GM Gata Kamsky (elo 2706)

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 […]

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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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New Chess Western Province Exco Elected!

Dear Chess Community Chess Western Province held its 2014 Annual General Meeting at Curro Century City last night, Tuesday 22 April 2014 from 19h30 until 22h30. Minutes of the meeting will be circulated in due course, but we thought it opportune to enlighten you of the outcome of the general elections held last night. Outgoing […]

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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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