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Tanzanian chess makes news headlines in the 2016 Baku Chess Olympiad

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Tanzanian chess makes news headlines in the 2016 Baku Chess Olympiad

Tanzanian chess made the news headlines yesterday during the ongoing 2016 Baku Olympiad.  Nine year old Navini Alapati Choudary was interviewed by Susan Polgar at the famous Crystal Hall which is the venue for the Olympiad.

Susan Polgar interviews Navini in Crystal Hall. A big boost for Tanzanian chess.
Susan Polgar interviews Navini in Crystal Hall. A big boost for Tanzanian chess. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Navini who was born on 15th June 2007 is the youngest competitor in this years event and plays on board 5 for Tanzania.

Posing for a memorable photo. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Posing for a memorable photo. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Navini is a grade 4 student at Aga Khan Primary School in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

Heroes within World Champions. Navini with her dad Vinay Choudary who is the Founder and Chairman of Tanzania Chess Foundation. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Heroes within World Champions. Navini with her dad Vinay Choudary who is the Founder and Chairman of Tanzania Chess Foundation. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Another player who was expected to be in Baku for this year’s Olympiad was 16 year old WCM Riya Shah who was due to play on Board 1 for Kenya.  WCM Riya Shah is the current Kenya Ladies Champion and is a student at the Aga Khan Academy in Nairobi, Kenya.

Kenya National Ladies Champion WCM Riya Shah. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Kenya National Ladies Champion WCM Riya Shah. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Links

2016 Baku Olympiad Day 1.

2016 Baku Olympiad Day 2.