06:59, Saturday, 11th March, 2017

KCF is pleased to be able to announce that GM Farrukh Amonatov (2632) from Tajikistan and GM Sriram Jha (2396) from India will both be participating in the forthcoming PSS Rapid and PSS Capablanca tournaments in South Africa in April. They will be joined by most of the top players in Southern Africa in a 10 player field that will have a 2350 average rating and a norm requirement of 6/9 for local norm seekers.

The next 6 weeks promise some exciting chess with KCF involved in no less than 4 major FIDE rated African events before the end of April 2017. The tournament brochures for these events are now available for download at http://www.kcfafrica.com/en/content/forthcoming-events-0 and online entries are open at the following links:

Zambia Open: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeSc1H_igufTCLdyYvoGROKetRGssd4...

Zimbabwe Open:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelyc0Yjiwzave-WGZfag2u7Z1y5e5d...

PSS Rapid:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-3yqIO7IgYezlxLxIEZS-iGAGJOM0...

PSS Capablanca:
http://www.tshwanechess.com/tournaments-events/2017/4/26/capablanca

Players wishing to review the fields in the lead up to the tournaments may do so at the following links:

Zambia - Masters: http://chess-results.com/tnr266544.aspx?lan=1

Zambia - Open: http://chess-results.com/tnr266545.aspx?lan=1

Zimbabwe Easter Open: http://chess-results.com/fed.aspx?lan=1&fed=ZIM

PSS Rapid & Blitz: http://chess-results.com/tnr268475.aspx?lan=1

PSS Capablanca: http://chess-results.com/tnr268478.aspx?lan=1

We would like to ask all players who intend to play in the various events to register and pay as early as possible to assist the respective organizers with the logistical arrangements for the tournaments.