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GM Pontus Carlsson lands in Nairobi

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GM Pontus Carlsson lands in Nairobi

Swedish GM Pontus Carlsson arrived in Nairobi today afternoon  as part of the ongoing Chess Masters for Africa Tour #CMAT.

GM Pontus Carlsson chilling with Githinji Hinga of Mini Chess Kenya at Mukuru Feeding Centre, Nairobi..  Photo credit Githinji HInga.
GM Pontus Carlsson chilling with Githinji Hinga of Mini Chess Kenya at Mukuru Feeding Centre in Nairobi. Photo credit Githinji HInga.

Other chess masters who have visited Kenya as part of the Chess Masters for Africa Tour include GM Kenny Solomon  and IM Rodwell Makoto.

GM Pontus Carlsson in action.
GM Pontus Carlsson in action.

GM Pontus Carlsson’s program is shown below:

Dates: 11th – 18th May 2017.
Venue: Lotos Inn and Suites Westlands.
Activities: Training Cohort 3, Partner school visits, coaching, media and exhibition matches, donation of equipment and more.

Cohort III Trainees:
1. Moses Andiwoh Okuyo.
2. Jackson Ndegwa Kamau.
3. Vilembwa Shem.
4. Paul Ombui Onkeo.
5. Philip Singe Mbawala.
6. Anthony Kionga Kamau.
7. Roselinda Irungu.
8. Muktar Sheikh Nur.
9. Timothy Omondi.
10. Martin Njoroge.
11. Ronald Bolo.
12. Terence Chazima.

Chess Masters for Africa Tour is sponsored by The Paul Allen Foundation in collaboration with the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa. The program aims to impact 72 chess trainers and 1,500 learners from six African countries namely: Rwanda, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Kenya.

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GM Pontus Carlsson tour of Nairobi.

GM Pontus Carlsson to provide chess training for Kenyans.