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Costs of chess equipment are slashed in Africa

The Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa has been working hard over the last few months to source cheap chess boards, sets and clocks for the African continent. 659 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 135

Black to play and win


H Durham v H Meihuizen 1910

Solution

Examine all biffs again: 1…Nh2! and it is all over: 2 Qh2 Qf1+ doesn't just win the exchange, but mates after 3 Qg1[] Qg1mate.

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 134

Black to play and win

White played 1 Qd5-f3 here

M Findlay v J Gluckman 1993

Solution

The motif is clearly back rank mate, and since the Qf5 spies b1, it is only natural to try 1…Ra2!! 50 more words

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KCF Africa offers big motivation for playing in FIDE rated events

KCF Africa  have agreed to offer a bonus prize of ZAR 5,000 for the player who performs best across the three forthcoming FIDE rated tournaments that will be held in Tshwane between January and April 2015. 173 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 133

White to play and win

Black has just played Pb6*c5

DJ Cawdrey v CH Van der Merwe 2005

Solution

Straightforward today: whilst your eye is initially focused on recapturing the pawn, whether by Qc5 or bc, Purdy's two mantras of… 44 more words

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Test your chess: daily chess puzzle # 132

Black to play and win

R Van Tonder v W Kobese 2002

Solution

Fairly straightforward today: the Rd2 is tied to defending the queen, but is itself pinned to the king. 66 more words

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SABT’S Unusual Sports Sponsorship Leads to SA’s First Chess Grand Master, Kenny Solomon

The realm of corporate sports sponsorships is, of course, dominated by consumer brands hungry for the highest profiles and the most media coverage.  B2B operation, African marine fuel supplier, South African Bunkering & Trading (SABT) certainly took the road less travelled in 2009 when they embarked on the sponsorship of Kenny Solomon, a young chess player from gang-infested Mitchells Plain who had his sights set on the chess Grand Master title. 1,015 more words

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