“The 7th edition of the Capablanca Cup has been postponed to a later date”
The long awaited 7th edition of one of Nairobi Chess Club’s most prestigious tournament gets underway this Easter weekend at the African Advanced Level Telecommunications Institute (AFRALTI) which is situated along Waiyaki Way, Nairobi.
This year’s edition will be run in 3 sections (Open, U1800, U1600) separated by the player’s rating. Players who wish to play in a higher section can do so by paying an extra amount of entry fee.
Payments to be done by MPesa to 254-704-179797 (Airtel 254-733-733092) followed by registration on on 7th Capablanca Cup registration portal.
Deadline for registration is set for 13th April 2017. Entries received after this date will attract a penalty of KES 400.
This year’s edition has been sponsored by long time supporter of Nairobi Chess Club Dr Mujahid Din in honour of his late dad Mohamed Younis Din who was a chess aficionado in his days.
Another sponsor of this event is Aslam Adam who resides in the United Kingdom.
Past winners in this event have been as follows;
1st winner was Humphrey Andolo – Kenya (1997)
2nd winner Jaswinder Singh – India (1999)
3rd winner IM Elijah Emojong – Uganda (2013)
4th winner Jackson Kamau – Kenya (2014)
5th winner Peter Gilruth – Kenya (2015)
6th winner CM Haruna Nsubuga – Uganda (2016)