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2022 CHESS SA Calendar

  • 2022/01/19
  • Chess SA

The event calendar of Chess SA for 2022 is now published.
The calendar can also be accessed via the menu item above: General | Calendar.

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Recent articles

Reflections on 2022 FIDE Chess Olympiad - Report 7

  • 2022/08/07
  • Dr Lyndon Bouah

I joined the University of the Western Cape in 1991 as a law student. When I arrived there, I found that the UWC chess club had ceased to exist. The club had played in Paarl in 1989 under the banner of SATISCO (South African tertiary Institutions Sports Council) and had in fact won the individual championship that year through David Hartzenberg from Elsies River. I knew many of the chess players that joined UWC and I soon took the lead in setting up the Tuesday meetings of the chess club.

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Reflections on 2022 FIDE Chess Olympiad - Report 6

  • 2022/08/07
  • Dr Lyndon Bouah

The SA Women`s team beat Haiti 3.5-0.5. Charlize Van Zyl will be cross that she let this one slip. Chloe Badenhorst played an exciting game to finish well with a mate. On Board three Rebecca Selkirk will be glad to have played well and mated her opponent in the early middlegame. On board four WIM Denise Bouah again had to show her endgame technique. She won a pawn in the middle game and placed her opponent under pressure on the a file and queenside.

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Reflections on 2022 FIDE Chess Olympiad - Report 5

  • 2022/08/07
  • Dr Lyndon Bouah

In today`s article I wish to document the players that have represented South Africa since 1958. I have used the OlympBase developed by Polish player and now politician Wojciech Martelski.

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Reflections on 2022 FIDE Chess Olympiad - Report 4

  • 2022/08/07
  • Dr Lyndon Bouah

Today South Africa played Sweden in the Open section. I smiled because there was a time in my life when I spent some time there. Allow me to tell you the reader about my time there!

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Reflections on 2022 FIDE Chess Olympiad - A Case for Olympian Principles

  • 2022/08/02
  • Dr Lyndon Bouah

I have decided to review our participation at the Chess Olympics as 2022 celebrates 30 years since we are back in the Olympic fold. I have decided to review our Olympiad participation as I believe we should celebrate Olympism within the Chess family.

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Reflections on 2022 FIDE Chess Olympiad - Chennai, India (1)

  • 2022/07/30
  • Dr Lyndon Bouah

India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan to the west, China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the northeast, and Myanmar (Burma) and Bangladesh to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives. India`s Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia. Its capital is New Delhi, other metropolises include Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Ahmedabad.

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Reflections on the South African Closed Chess Championship 2022

  • 2022/05/11
  • Dr Lyndon Bouah

On 10 May 2022 I visited the Newlands Cricket ground in Cape Town where the South Africa Closed Chess Championship is currently taking place. There are three sections. The championships will determine the players that will participate in the South African Olympiad team in Chennai, India in July.

The history of the event is a long one! Let`s look at this!

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Critical Thinking

  • 2021/02/17
  • Halima Lagerdien

If you loved the QUEEN'S GAMBIT, you'll love this: Based on a true story, CRITICAL THINKING sees John Leguizamo starring in and directing this inspirational high school drama. Despite the hardships his students face, Leguizamo's character teaches them to rise above it all through chess. Don't miss CRITICAL THINKING - In cinemas, 26 February!

Watch movie trailer.

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Paradigm Chess30

  • 2020/09/28
  • Craig Willenberg and Lourenzo van Niekerk

The Paradigm Chess30 concept is an enhancement of MRL Chess Paradigm. The MRL Chess Paradigm concept was originally introduced to minimise the excessive number of draws, which occur in normal (classical) chess.

With its set eight starting positions (derived from Fisher Random Chess) together with the applicable dynamic rules ("anti-draws"), the MRL Chess Paradigm concept encouraged chess players to display their strategical creativity, especially in the opening phase of the game. The MRL Chess Paradigm version of the game made for many an exciting duel between chess players, which magnified the need for principled play in chess.

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North-West University Chess Cub

  • 2020/05/02
  • Natalie Thysse

The North-West University (NWU), Potchefstroom campus Chess club is about influencing people to enjoy the game of kings and queens.

One of the best chess players from the NWU Potchefstroom campus is Marcques Hansen. Hansen competed in 12 South African Junior Chess Championships and five South African Junior Closed Championships. The NWU Potchefstroom campus Chess team also competed in the 2019 University Sports South African (USSA) competition where Hansen achieved 9th place. As second-year BEd Intermediate phase student, Hansen, believes that the best part about competing is the challenge of each game, the people you meet and the ultimate thrill of the results after a complicated position in the game. "What matters is the knowledge you gain from every game, does not matter if you win or lose," Hansen said.

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