Ben Magana wins 2015 Eastland’s Open



This weekend of 28th & 29th November 2015 saw more action for chess players when the annual Eastlands Open took place at the Ofafa Jericho, Community Hall in Eastleigh, Nairobi.

2015 Tanzania Open is here!



The 2015 edition of the Tanzania Open got off to great start today morning when a total of 42 players converged at the Peacock Hotel in Dar-es-Salaam Tanzania.

IM Elijah Emojong wins 2015 Bungoma Open Chess Tournament



The Bungoma Open came to a magnificent climax today evening when IM Elijah Emojong of Uganda won the Prestige section with a perfect score of 6/6 and with Ben Magana winning the Open section with 5/6.

For Friends & colleagues – Profession: Chess Coach by Mark Dvoretsky



I have never owned any book written by Mark Dvoretsky who is a Russian chess trainer and author.  

He has written a number of books that includes: Secrets of Chess Training, Secrets of Chess Tactics amongst others.  I was fortunate enough to lay my hands on one of his latest books titled – For Friends & Colleagues Volume I –Profession Chess Coach.

Kenyan Arbiter at the 25th FIDE World Senior Chess Championship



I always feel great pride when I see Kenya's name on the world chess stage.

2015 Bungoma Open Chess Tournament - Excitement builds up


All roads lead to Bungoma this weekend when the 3rd edition of the “Bungoma Open” will be held.

With a cash prize fund of over KES 100,000 the event is sponsored by Bungoma County Governor Kenneth Lusaka, Oriolec Africa Limited, Club G II and Newsroom.

Gary Kasparov was supposed to come to Nairobi in 1985!



I am sure many of you would have seen loads of congratulatory messages to Gary Kasparov on the 30th anniversary of him becoming the 13th World Champion on 9th November 1985. 

House of Martin Chess Set



You will recall my passion for different types of chess sets and today I bring you another one.  This is made by House of Martin and manufactured in England.  This one was sent to me by my friend Aslam of the UK.

Recap of the 2015 Mombasa Open



The much anticipated 2015 Mombasa Open was held over the long weekend of 17th to 19th October 2015 at the Technical University of Mombasa. 

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