Category: Game Spotlight

Brilliant Queen Sacrifices

In chess nothing speaks more to the imagination than a brilliant queen sacrifice. It involves exchanging the queen for less material to gain a positional advantage that wins the game. Queen sacrifices are even...

Anand Narrowly Outgrinds John Mukabi

In the 1988 Chess Olympiad John Mukabi was up against 18-year old Viswanathan Anand, India’s first chess grandmaster. It appeared that the game was heading for a draw, but Anand managed to grind out...

Meet FIDE Master Steve Ouma

Steve Ouma (with Martin Gateri and Ritvik Pendyala) is one of Kenya’s FIDE Masters. He obtained the FM title in 2014 due to his excellent performance at the 41st Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway....

Larry ‘King’ Kagambi Misses the Jackpot

Larry Kagambi won the first Kenya National Chess Championship in 1990. In 2015 he missed the opportunity to win the Kenya Millionaire Satellite Chess Festival. He lost his last game against the eventual winner...