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TRIBUTE TO AMBASSADOR JOSEPH AMO ASMAH BY THE GHANA CHESS ASSOCIATION

The blow was hard, the shock severe; we never dreamed your death so near. But only those who love can tell the pain of parting with you without farewell. God give us strength to face this blow, what it meant losing you, no one will know. The birth of Ghana Chess came about in 1970 when Ambassador Joseph Amo Asmah pioneered the formation of the Ghana Chess Federation.  Together with good friends of his and o ...

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IM ANQUANDAH WINS ALISA ELITE TOURNAMENT

International Master Francis Anquandah who had just returned from the African Individual Championships in Namibia showed his class again as he emerged winner of the Alisa Elite Tournament held on the 24th of December 2014 at Alisa Hotel in Accra. Alisa Chess Club, winners of National Inter-Club Championships organized by the GCA, reserved the tournament for their top six best players. They played a 5 round, ...

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GHANAIAN AWARDED CHESS INTERNATIONAL MASTER TITLE

Six time Ghana National Chess Champion, Francis Anquandah emerged winner of the Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championships that took place at Yaounde, Cameroon from November 21 to 29 2014. He scored 7.5 out of the possible 9 to win the crown. This has made not only him the first Ghanaian to be awarded with an International Master title but also gets him automatic qualification to participate in the African Ind ...

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ALISA CHESS CLUB WINS GOLD

Alisa Chess Club was crowned Club Champions at the keenly contested the Inter Clubs Chess Championship that came to an end on 22 September 2014 at the Media Center of the Accra Sports Stadium. This feat however didn’t come easy as they had to win on tally difference after finishing with the same points as the University of Ghana Chess Club. Robi’s Chess Club also came close as they finished third with 4 poi ...

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KOJO HASFORD AND ANGELA AYIKU SUCCESSFULLY DEFEND NATIONAL CHESS TITLES IN GHANA

PRESS RELEASE – 2014 NATIONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP Kojo Hasford, defended the National Title when he obtained 7½ points out of 9 games played, while Angela Ayiku won the Ladies’ version in the just ended National Chess Championship sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation, Zoobashop, Indomie, Sterling Project Group, Mobius Architecture and Citizen Scratch Ventures. The 2014 National Chess Championship which ...

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PHILIP AMEKU AND ANGELA AYIKU WIN FOUNDER’S DAY CHESS COMPETITION

Philip Ameku, formerly of the University of Ghana Chess Club, clinched his first major win in a national open championship when he obtained 6½ points out of 7, while Angela Ayiku won the ladies' version in the September 2012 National Open Chess Tournament organised in honour of our founder, Dr Kwame Nkrumah on Founder's Day. In a tournament, which attracted a strong field of players including Dr Sekou Nkrum ...

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TWO GHANAIAN CHESS PLAYERS MAKE CANDIDATE MASTER TITLE AT WORLD CHESS OLYMPIAD

Ghana presented a team of 5 players for the 40th World Chess Olympiad that took place in Istanbul, Turkey, from 27th August to 10 September and for the first time in the history of the game in Ghana two of the players made the title of Candidate Master. Playing among a strong field of grandmasters, international masters and World Federation masters the Ghanaian duo of Francis Anquandah and Edward Nii Lampte ...

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Recap (2012) – NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

The Ghana National Individual Chess Championship 2012 was held at the Accra Sports Stadium-Accra from January 2 to January 7, 2012. The system and rate of play was;7 round swiss,90 minutes per player per game for the first round to select the best six players from twelve. The qualified six then engaged in a 5 round robin to determine the national champion.The rate of play was 90 minutes per player. The twel ...

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