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British Grandmaster Nigel Shorts held exhibition matches at Nairobi Gymkhana. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Grandmaster Short conducts exhibition

21/07/15 - Visiting Grandmaster Nigel Short from England was a top attraction over the weekend during the Kenya National Speed...  read more »

Photo by Chess Kenya

Uganda’s Wanyama steals the show at Millionaires Chess Festival

03/05/15 - Ugandan FIDE Master Harold Wanyama who plays for KCB Chess Club stole the show in the last three rounds to emerge...  read more »

Competitors at a past chess event.(Photo:File)

Kenya’s Lawrence Kagambi leads Chess Festival

02/05/15 - Kenya’s Lawrence Kagambi is well placed to claim the overall title at the Kenya Millionaire Chess Festival...  read more »

Ben Magana in a past action.(Photo:SNA File)

Kenyans set pace as Millionaire Chess festival begins

30/04/15 - Chess lovers will have a memorable Labour Day weekend as the Kenya Millionaire Chess Festival began on Thursday...  read more »

Kenneth Omolo, graduated to Candidate  master.(Photo:Courtesy)

Omollo graduates to Candidate Master

28/04/15 - Kenneth Omollo was the best performer for Kenya at the just concluded Zone 4.2 Individual Chess championship held...  read more »

Candidate Grand Master Ben Magana in a past tournament.(Photo:SNA File)

Kenyans post mixed results at Zonal chess tourney in Uganda

22/04/15 - Kenyan chess players had a mixed outing at the opening four rounds at the 2015 Africa Zone 4.2 Individual Chess...  read more »

Ivy Amoko to play for Uganda in the zone competition in Kampala. (SNA File Photo)

Omollo and Magana fly Kenya's chess flag

21/04/15 - Ken Omollo, Ben Magana and Daphne Mwikali will fly the Kenyan flag high at the Zone 4.2 Chess Championships that...  read more »

Kiambu Chess tournament broke new records and now Nakumatt opens the doors to juniors with a pilot program intended to attract young players. (SNA File Photo)

Kiambu Chess tournament breaks records

02/04/15 - There is a ray of hope for chess after hundreds of players took part in an inaugural Kiambu Chess tournament at...  read more »

Recommendations have been made to improve the chess league and expand the game into various regions.

Report recommends ways to improve Chess league

27/03/15 - A report prepared by the Kenya National Chess League Committee that details key recommendations to improve...  read more »

Riya Shah plays in a previous tournament. Youth players could benefit from programs by Africa Chess Confederation. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

Kenya to benefit from Africa Chess youth programs

09/03/15 - Kenya is among African countries that could benefit from youth programs being implemented by the Africa Chess Confederation.Lewis...  read more »

Ben Magana of KCB who emerged winners of the national championship. (Photo by Shutterspeed)

KCB crowned national Chess league champions

04/03/15 - Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) are the Kenya National Chess League 2014/15 season winners after dislodging immediate...  read more »

Kenya open team drops 19 places in Chess Olympiad

16/08/14 - Kenya posted a dismal performance in the 41st Chess Olympiad which ended Thursday in Norway with the open team...  read more »

Gloria Jumba was one of the winners for Kenya in Norway.

Kenya Chess team trounce Lesotho in Olympiad games

09/08/14 - The Kenya women’s team posted their second victory at this year’s Chess Olympiad by trouncing Lesotho...  read more »

Chess Kenya seeks funds for World Youth event

30/07/14 - Chess Kenya is sparing no option in making sure the team to the 2014 World Youth Chess Championships in Durban,...  read more »

Riya Shah waits to move one of the pieces in a previous chess tournament. (SNA File Photo)

Juniors selected for World championship

16/07/14 - Twelve junior players have been selected to represent Kenya at the World Youth Chess Championships to be held in...  read more »

Ben Magana at a past tournament.(Photo:SNA File)

Kenya team outsmart hosts Tanzania

10/06/14 - The Kenyan chess team that toured Tanzania last week for a two-nations event returned home victorious posting...  read more »

Kenya team in Tanzania for two nations event

05/06/14 - The national chess team is in Tanzania to take part in a two-nations competition sanctioned by the World Chess...  read more »

Ben Magana retained the national chess trophy.

Magana retains national chess crown

18/12/13 - KCB’s Ben Magana successfully defended his national championship crown after outclassing most of his national...  read more »

Equity with narrow league lead

27/11/13 - The national chess league entered its penultimate weekend with a four way tie at the top. After nine matches...  read more »

Kenya junior players at a past national event.

Kenya to send junior team to world event in Dubai

11/11/13 - Chess Kenya will send a team of 12 to the World Youth Chess Championships to be held in Al Ain in the United Arab...  read more »