Ugandan IM Elijah Emojong Crowned 2017 KAM Rapid Chess Champion

A delayed start and rainy weather did not come in the way of 157 participants who showed up at the doors of KAM Place on Sunday, 19th February to prove that they were the best of the best rapid chess players in not just Kenya but even East Africa. After 5 rounds, Ugandan IM (International …

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Bobby Fischer Memorial Tournament Postponed to 2018

Our first chess tournament in honour of the 11th World Chess Champion, Robert James Fischer, has been postponed to March 2018 to allow us to make it an event to remember. Initially planned as a film screening + rapid tournament held over 2 days, it will now be a 9-round standard tournament played over 2 …

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Nairobi Chess Club Win Inaugural Strathmore University Teams Rapid Chess Challenge

Team Nairobi Chess Club, armed with three of Kenya’s top 20 players obliterated their opposition in the inaugural Strathmore University Teams Rapid Chess Challenge to finish with 18 match points and 32 game points. Their closest rival Kenya Commercial Bank finished with 14 match points and 27.5 game points followed by Equity Bank Team 1 …

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KAM Double Trouble Tournament Postponed

We regret to announce that due to a lack of interest from players, the KAM Double Trouble Chess Tournament scheduled for Sunday, 9th October 2016 has been postponed to 2017. In it’s place, we are now planning a 7-round FIDE rated rapid tournament on Sunday, 13th November 2016. Full details will be released on the 2016 …

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Gohil Wins Revived HCK Open Chess Tournament With 5/5

(Photos by Sruthi Vasanth of CSB Photography) History was made on Sunday, 26th June 2016 when Nairobi Chess Club’s Mehul Gohil won the HCK (Hindu Council of Kenya) Open chess tournament with a perfect score of 5 points in 5 rounds, staving off competition from titled players WCM (Woman Candidate Master) Krishi Shah and CM …

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Fouress Technologies Junior Rapid Chess Championship Attracts 100 Players

(Photos by Sruthi Vasanth of CSB Photography) Two weeks after the initial idea of the tournament was floated to the chess community, the ‘Fouress Technologies Junior Rapid Chess Championship’ went off without a hitch on Saturday, 28th May 2016 at the Oshwal Sports Complex. Organised by Motochess Ventures and sponsored by Fouress Technologies Ltd, Sangyug …

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Peter Gilruth Wins Inaugural KAM 40+ Chess Championship

(Photos by Paras Gudka, Sruthi Vasanth and Kim Bhari) 62 year-old Peter Gilruth showed his fellow competitors why he is Kenya no. 1, when he beat all of his opponents to finish the inaugural KAM Pharmacy Senior (40+) Rapid Chess Championship with 6 points and the prize for overall winner. Held on Sunday, 17th April …

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Giraffe Ark Game Lodge Officially Opened with Chess Events

(Photos by Paras Gudka and courtesy) Kenya’s Tourism Cabinet Secretary Hon. Najib Balala was introduced to chess at the official opening of Giraffe Ark Game Lodge in Mweiga, Nyeri by lodge owner and chess aficionado Peter Mahu on Friday, 15th April. Playing an exhibition match against Nairobi-based financial consultant Benson Wambugu on one of the lodge’s …

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SNVM Hosts Successful Easter Chess Tournament

SNVM (Shree Navnat Vanik Mahajan), one of many Asian communities actively promoting sporting excellence amongst their members, successfully organised their first ever chess tournament on Sunday, 27th March. Organised as part of the community’s sports and cultural festival held over the long Easter weekend, the tournament saw a total of 45 players split into 4 sections: …

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