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GM Kenny Solomon to visit Kenya

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GM Kenny Solomon to visit Kenya

GM Kenny Solomon is all set to visit Kenya from 10th to 15th February 2017.

Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa today released details of his impending visit to Kenya.

GM Kenny Solomon in a pensive mood at the 2016 Baku Olympiad where he played Board 1 for South Africa. Photo by Kim Bhari.
GM Kenny Solomon in a pensive mood at the 2016 Baku Olympiad where he played Board 1 for South Africa. Photo by Kim Bhari.

GM Kenny Soloman 2365 is South African’s first Grandmaster and his trip is being sponsored by the Paul Allan Family Foundation in collaboration with Kasparov Chess Foundation AfricaGM Kenny Soloman is one of the 4 master level players taking part in a tour dubbed “Chess Masters for Africa Tour” or “CMAT”.

The CMAT program will see structured chess training provided across six African countries by Master level players.  These include GM Maurice Ashley, GM Pontus Carlsson, GM Kenny Solomon, IM Andrew Kayonde and IM Arthur Ssegwanyi.

Botswana, Namibia, Zambia, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania are the countries that will benefit.  The program runs from February until June 2017.  More than sixty locally based trainers are expected to benefit directly from the program which is also expected to impact more than 1,500 children through indirect training sessions.

36 Kenyan trainers are expected to benefit from this highly anticipated visit.

GM Kenny Solomon has won the South African Championship in 2003 and the South African Open three times, in 1999, 2005 and 2007

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