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The Equity Bank Chess tournament aims at raising the profile of the game in the region. The three-day tournament starts at The Luke Hotel, Thika Road on Saturday. (SNA. File Photo)

International masters at inaugural Equity Bank Chess Open tournament

09/12/16 - The inaugural Equity Bank Chess Open Tournament which starts at The Luke Hotel along Thika Road on Saturday has...  read more »

Githinji Hinga welcomed the ruling and said they will extend an olive branch to the other faction in a bid to resolve their differences.

Tribunal gives elected officials greenlight, faction to appeal

21/06/16 - Elected officials of Chess Kenya (CK) have been given the mandate to run affairs of the federation for the remainder...  read more »

Charles Nyaberi disowned the CK elections stating nobody was authorized to supervise any elections because the issue of overseeing elections falls under his docket.

Tribunal ruling on June 21 could end Chess wrangles

08/06/16 - Sports Disputes Tribunal will on June 21 determine the way forward on the ongoing leadership tussle at Chess Kenya...  read more »

Embattled Chess Kenya officials temporarily reinstated to office

03/05/16 - Sports Disputes Tribunal has issued interim orders reinstating elected officials of Chess Kenya (CK) back to office...  read more »

Tiebreak sees Magana finish second at Rwanda championship

03/02/16 - Kenya’s Candidate Master Ben Magana lost on tie-breaker to Rwanda’s Eugene Mugema Kagabo, the eventual...  read more »

Nairobi Academy finished third in the league with KCB retaining the title and Equity second. (Photo Courtesy)

Nairobi Academy shine on debut, KCB retain Chess league

07/12/15 - Debutants Nairobi Academy and Club was the surprise team of the season after finishing third with 42 match points...  read more »

The Kenya National Youth Chess championships at Makini School where Jia Hiranandani was a competitor.  (Photo Courtesy)

Sports Tribunal: Include Hiranandani in team

24/11/15 - Chess Kenya (CK) has been compelled by the Sports Disputes Tribunal to include Jia Hiranandani in the national...  read more »

Chess Kenya picks 12 juniors for AYCC

03/11/15 - Chess Kenya has selected 12 juniors to take part in the 2015 African Youth Chess Championships (AYCC) in Lusaka,...  read more »

Arthur Ssegwanyi of Ugandawho plays for Equity Bank won the open section of the Mombasa Open competition.

Chess National finals at Makini School

26/10/15 - All is set for the Kenya National Youth Chess championships finals at Makini School on October 31 following conclusion...  read more »

Githinji Hinga, the Chess Kenya chairman announced the start of a Grand Prix initiative to encourage a competitive spirit and spread the game across the country.

Chess Kenya introduces Grand Prix to aid selection

29/09/15 - Chess Kenya has introduced Grand Prix chess events to help in selecting national team players for the 2016 Chess...  read more »

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 »