Kenya

Chaos in Kenyan Chess as Old Office Booted Out

Caption: White to play and find the best move. From the game Anand, Viswanathan (2762) – Svidler, Peter (2757), ...

John ‘Beast’ Mukabi is Inaugural Techical University of Kenya Open winner

Action moved from the perpetual boardroom drama that is ‘petitioners versus Chess Kenya’ to the concrete blocks of TUK ...

History repeats itself as Chess Kenya are hit with major petition

Quite a few things have happened in Kenyan chess since my last column, the most major of them being a new petition ...

Record 110 juniors show expertise at Shepherds School Open show

A record 110 junior players converged in Buruburu Phase II in Nairobi last Saturday to participate in the 4th ...

Goan Gymkhana Club set to host the first tournament of this year

The first tournament of this year takes place this Saturday at Goan Gymkhana Club, Ngara road near the National Museum ...

Yes I insist, basics have to be learnt in order to excel in this game

I got a number of curious inquiries regarding last week’s column on studying chess. Apparently the readers were ...

For you to excel in chess, you have no choice but to study widely

Many people don’t really appreciate the importance of training in chess—whether individually, as a team or getting a ...

Introduction of MiniChess is a timely move in the right direction

On December 8, an award-winning educational program created and designed by South African Marisa van der Merwe, ...

Kenyan juniors back from Zambia with two bronze medals

The Kenyan contingent to the 2015 African Youth Chess Championship held at the Golden Peacock Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia ...

Shepherds Junior edge out Winka to win best school trophy

Winka Academy which is located in Nairobi’s South ‘C’ estate, last Saturday hosted the first ever youth chess ...

Daystar University Chess Club to host Open tournament this weekend

The 4th edition of the annual Daystar Open Chess tournament—organized and sponsored by the Daystar University Chess ...

Kenya picked to host 2016 Africa Individual chess championship

Kenya will host the 2016 Zone 4.2 Africa Individual Chess Championship after all. This welcome news was announced by ...

We must identify and nurture talent early if we are to succeed

Sumit Deshpande, a pupil at Oshwal Academy, started playing chess in 2010 and later in the year qualified to represent ...

Methu rules the Kenya National Speed Chess Championships at Nairobi Gymkhana

The Kenya National Speed Chess Championships 2015 took place last weekend at the magnificent Nairobi Gymkhana Sports ...

British grandmaster Nigel Short to conduct clinic at Nairobi Gymkhana

British grandmaster Nigel Short, straight from winning the South African Open over the weekend, will be in the country ...

Defending champions KCB drop half a point as league starts at Ruaraka

KCB started their title defence by dropping half a point against little known debutants, the Kenyan Alliance Insurance ...

Magana shakes off strong challenge to defend Scottish Open crown

CM Ben Magana beat a field of 79 players to successfully defend his title as the Scottish Open chess tournament. The 6 ...