IM Elijah Emojong wins the 2015 Tanzania Open
In joint second place was Cornelis Klaver of South Africa, Vishal Didwania of India and proudly representing Kenya Brian Kidula with 6 points each.
Kasparov Chess Foundation
Reports from Kasparov Chess Foundation indicate that this was one of the most active weeks for African chess with no less than seven events in Tanzania, Nigeria (The Ashton Wells Chess Championship), Ethiopia (The Addis Ababa Individual Chess Championship), Zimbabwe (The Knights Chess Academy & Soul Trust), Ghana (The Asmah Memorial) and the Kenya (Eastlands Open & the Nairobi Gymkhana Junior Championship).An interesting observation is that the Knights Chess Academy & Soul Trust event held in Zimbabwe and the Nairobi Gymkhana Junior Championship held in Kenya were events held in preparation for the forthcoming 2015 African Youth Chess Championship which is being held from 5th to 13thDecember 2015 in Lusaka, Zambia.
We at Kenya Chess Masala are delighted by the active chess scene in our region and in Africa. We leave you with some photos that show the other side of Dar es Salaam (which in Arabic means “Residence of Peace”). Another interesting fact is that Dar es Salaam is not the capital of Tanzania as many people believe – it is Dodoma that is the capital.