Author: Warren Pollock

Game Spotlight: 2020 Capablanca Cup 3

Felix Boera won the under-1600 section of the 10th Capablanca Cup with a score of 5 wins and a draw.  As it turned out, even this section was highly competitive, with 4 players sharing second...

Game Spotlight: 2020 Capablanca Cup 2

Ugandan FM Patrick Kawuma won the 10th Capablanca Cup with 5 wins and a draw.  The Open section of the tournament has been creeping up in strength recently, this time featuring an average rating...

Game Spotlight: 2020 Capablanca Cup 1

Last weekend, the 10th edition of the Capablanca Cup attracted 70 players for six rounds of classical chess.  The most spectacular of these games occurred in round 4, when recent transplant Artjom Gurevich met...

Game Spotlight: 2019 Rwabushenyi Memorial 1

The Rwabushenyi Memorial Open Chess Championship, hosted in Kampala, has become East Africa’s premier event.  As usual, there was a group of Kenyans participating in the 2019 version.  While a Kenyan still hasn’t lifted...

Game Spotlight: 3rd Jamhuri Cup 4

The biggest upset at the 3rd Jamhuri Cup came in round 1, when top ranked Peter Gilruth lost a tricky positional game to Harmony Odhiambo.  Both players would end up tied for second with...

Game Spotlight: 3rd Jamhuri Cup 3

While four players shared the top spot of Group B at the 3rd Jamhuri Cup, Meerabbas Afzali won the group on tiebreaks.  This was his best game — a deliberate attack against one of...

Game Spotlight: 3rd Jamhuri Cup 2

James Panchol continued his winning ways by taking down the 3rd Jamhuri Cup with a perfect score over four rounds.  His closest match was this second round clash, where what appeared to be a...

Game Spotlight: 3rd Jamhuri Cup 1

Last weekend, 14 players participated in the 3rd Jamhuri Cup.  This small classical tournament was either an alternative to or preparation for the Kenya National Chess Championship.  We’ll look at a great game from...