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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Kenyan Chess Moves Online

After the closure of Checkmates (the most popular and most active chess club in Kenya), the Kenyan chess scene has now moved online. Most mathches are now organized at playchess.com and the usual suspects are part of it; Mehul, Gtithinji and Soulman. New entrants include Andolo and quite a number of Ugandan players.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Karpov, Kasparov To Visit Angola


Luanda — The great Russian masters of Chess, Antoli Karpov and Gary Kasparov are set to arrive in the country in the first week of September to take part in a forum dubbed "The Development of Chess in Africa".
The information was reported by the secretary-general of the Angolan Chess Federation (FAX), AbrĂ£o dos Reis. The mini-summit, according to that official, will also address the methods to support the candidature of the chairman of the Angolan Chess Federation, Aguinaldo Jaime, to one of the vice-presidencies of the International Chess Federation (FIDE).
The candidacy of the great Russian master, Antoli Karpov to the future presidency of FIDE is also b discussed during the mini-summit to be held at one of the hotels of the country's capital city.
During the meeting, the chairman of the federations will also examine a single document aimed at granting unconditional support to the Russian candidate to the presidency of the ruling body of chess worldwide.