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Thompson Records Perfect Score in Kumasi

The much awaited Kumasi Chess Classics came to an end last Saturday at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium with the purpose of unearthing chess talents and also popularizing the game in the Ashanti Region.  The tournament was organized by the Ghana Chess Association and with sponsorship support from Group Captain George Arko-Dadzie, the GCA President. The 7-round Swiss event was deservedly won by Mr. Edward Thomps ...

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GHANA JUNIOR TEAM TRIUMPHS OVER TOGO

The National U-16 Chess Team showed expertise and determination when they came from behind to beat their Togolese counterparts 3-2 in a 5 round friendly match encounter on 13th August at the Accra Sports Stadium. Team Ghana comprised of Naren Varyani, Kojo Adu-Gyamfi, Emmanuel Amoah, Audrey Ayiku, Eugenia Quarshie, Nana Owusu Mensah, Emmanuel Bedzrah and Seyram Akpatsa whilst the Togolese team comprised of ...

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REPORT ON NIGEL SHORT’S VISIT TO GHANA

During his two day stay in Ghana, Nigel Short held meetings with the executive council of the Ghana Chess Association to discuss the way forward for development of chess in Ghana, He also paid a courtesy call on the British High Commissioner and also held a meeting with the Director General of the National Sports Authority. He then conducted a 3-hour training session for both professional and amateur chess ...

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OCHUKO EMMANUEL WINS 5th PRESIDENT’S CUP

Nigerian chess player, ochuko Emmanuel took home the star prize of US$700 when he came out tops in the 5th President’s Cup Chess Championships which came to an end on 5th July, 2015 at the Thoedosia Oko Hockey Stadium. The 5 day, 9-round swiss event saw his compatriot, David Erhabor placing second ahead of Hermann Manan from Ivory Coast. IM Francis Anquandah and CM Joseph Jamena ended the event as the top p ...

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KCF DONATES TO GCA

Kasparov Chess Foundation-Africa has donated 600 chess sets worth around USD 10,000 to the Ghana Chess Association. The donation was handed by GM Nigel Short during the opening ceremony of the 5th President’s Cup at the Theodosia Okoh Hockey Stadium on 1st July 2015. According to Nigel, it is a general issue often of shortage in equipment. So the items will help introduce people to the game. Receiving the i ...

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THE LION’S LOUDEST ROAR

Lionel Adu’s impressive performances in recent times reached its peak when he won his first GCA individual open tournament. The 7-round Easter Chess Tournament came to an end on 11th April, 2015 at the Media Center of the Accra Sports Stadium and attracted 14 top players. Lionel, who in 2011 led the western region to win gold at the National Unity Games and disappeared, seems to have resurfaced on the chess ...

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Ambassador Asmah laid to rest

The founding father of Ghana Chess Association, the late Ambassador Amoh Asmah was laid to rest at Diabene, Takoradi on 28th February 2015. The burial service, took place at the St. Pauls Cathedral at Sekondi was attended by members of the Ghana Chess Association and other chess enthusiasts in the country. Ambassador Asmah was the President of the Ghana Chess Federation from 1975 till 1988 and over the peri ...

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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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