Chess Olympiad 2022 Round 3 European Results

Original Post: Another Day of chess is gone but the results will fascinate you with multiple big upsets for some of the European Participants. ITALY 3-1 NORWAY Our first pick saw Norway taking on Italy and the World Champion Magnus Carlsen playing his second match of the event. His opponent was Daniele Vocaturo rated

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Down To The Wire #SAOPEN22

Original Article: Rounds 9 and 10 have concluded meaning we have a single round left to decide the SA Open Champion. Mathematically speaking there are only 4 players who still have the chance to be called the SA Open Champion. FM-ELECT Michael Simpson A surprise entry indeed considering the field! Currently, Michael Simpson is the sole leader with 8,5 points just half a point ahead of second and third place.

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Keeping An Eye On The Future! #SAOPEN22

Original Post: The juniors sections concluded their games yesterday(U20, U16, and U12). It was a successful event that gave us an opportunity to see what our future champs are capable of. Side Note: A big thank you to all the people that made this all possible. From The Organizers, Arbiters, and also the parents

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SA Open 22 Round 5 Recap

Original Post: Things are starting to heat up… Well not in the way we expected them but they are heating up! Round 5 had blockbuster matches at the top and we also saw elite players who dropped points fighting to get back up. Daniel Cawdery VS Dante Beukes The main match of the round was obviously SA Number 1 IM Daniel Cawdery vs Namibia

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SA Open Round 4 Recap

Original Post: Are you playing on board 1? Or perhaps you are on board 45!… It doesn’t matter, this is a slaughterhouse. Round 4 concluded with multiple shocking results which saw multiple top players dropping points yet again. Willian Nelson VS IM Watu Kobese The lower-rated William Nelson managed to hold IM Watu Kobese to a draw. The game was based on the King’s Indian Attack Wahls Defense.

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JNW Helpmekaar 2022

This weekend we were proud to partner and assist with the very successful JNW Chess Club 2022 Helpmekaar Tournament at the Helpmekaar Kollege. While administering the tournament bookings we were privileged to facilitate the sponsorship by JNW Chess Club of 18 development players from Rutegang Chess Club in Krugersdorp. The youngsters aged from 8 to

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Reflections on the South African Chess Hub Holiday Programme

The following article is a reflection by Coach Andrew Talmarkes on the recent South African Chess Hub Holiday Programme that ran from 17 – 23 December 2020. South African Chess Hub, under the leadership of its founder, Paul Wilson, conducted the inaugural online chess holiday programme from 17-23 December 2020. 31 students participated in the

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