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‘ChessKast’ makes it debut in Kenya

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‘ChessKast’ makes it debut in Kenya

ChessKast’ the newly  developed App by MyChessApps has made it debut in Africa thanks to Nairobi Chess Club.

The App was used by Nairobi Chess Club during their recently concluded 59th Nairobi Chess Club Championship.  The App allows organisers to provide live transmission of the games via the internet.

Nairobi Chess Club

Nairobi Chess Club is the oldest club in Kenya  having been registered on 26th February 1958.  The club in its heydays of the 1960’s and 1970’s played a key role in the development of chess in Kenya.  The governing body Kenya Chess Association (now Chess Kenya) only came into existence in 1976.

The Nairobi Chess Club was instrumental in organising the famous Pan Paper Open in the early 1990’s.  The club also organised the first internet match between ‘Kenyan Simbas‘ and the famous ‘Wageningen Chess Club‘ of Holland in 2009.  Read about it here – Internet Match.

The games on board 1 and 2 were shown live only on the  Kenya Chess Masala website.

Logo for the newly developed App 'ChessKast'
Logo for the newly developed App ‘ChessKast’

Using a tablet one is able to input the games for live transmission via the internet.  It is also possible for each player to use a tablet to input their game instead of using recording sheets.

The App has been in used in a number of events including the 2017 Commonwealth Chess Championship and numerous other Indian events.  The FIDE Commission has approved the App.

Warren Pollock the Nairobi Chess Club Secretary using the 'Chesskast' App to follow the game of Haruna Nsubuga (left) and Dr Victor Ngani during the recently concluded 59th Nairobi Chess Club Championship at the German School, Nairobi on 23rd September 2017.
Warren Pollock the Nairobi Chess Club Secretary using the ‘Chesskast’ App to follow the game of Haruna Nsubuga (left) and Dr Victor Ngani during the recently concluded 59th Nairobi Chess Club Championship at the German School, Nairobi on 23rd September 2017.

The ‘ChessKast‘ App works on Android and is simple to use which will make it extremely popular with organisers.

See video demo on Video on ChessKast.