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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 »

Sharanya Iyenga and Ben Magana the 2013 Kenya Open chess champions.

Chess wiz kid Sharanya retains Kenya National title

06/04/13 - The 2012 Sports Personality of the Year awards most promising runners-up Sharanya Iyengar continues to reign  the...  read more »

WeCC Sumbawas Win Inaugural U-20 Teams Challenge

18/02/13 - The ‘WeCC Sumbawas’ (named after a breed of pony found on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia and known...  read more »

Gohil tops 3rd ChessPAK Open

05/02/13 - Mehul ‘Gorilla’ Gohil pulverized all opposition to win the 3rd ChessPAK Open held at Strathmore University...  read more »

Competitors at the Inaugural Strathmore-WeCC Open last weekend.(Photo:Courtesy)

Veteran Oyamo wins Inaugural Strathmore-WeCC Open title

13/11/12 - Veteran chess player and coach of some of the top players in Kenya, Martin Oyamo, beat 73 of his fellow competitors...  read more »

Kenyan sensation Sharanya Iyengar.(Photo by Arman Karakhayan/Chessolympiadistanbul)

10-year-old stars for kenya at Chess Olympiad

10/09/12 - Most teenagers can only dream of making their school teams in most sports. Sharanya Iyengar is literery living...  read more »

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Young Kishan grabs Kenya Open title,Ugandan Wanyama tops men

06/06/12 - Harold Wanyama continued his dominance in regional chess by lifting the Kenya Open last weekend with 8 out of 9...  read more »

Chess Grandmaster visits Kenya

21/07/11 - A Dutch chess grandmaster is set to visit Kenya from Friday July 22,for a ten-day training programme and exhibition...  read more »