Following immediately on from the PSS Rapid and Blitz Open, the 2017 Capablanca Chess Festival will start this afternoon with the IM event beginning at 4pm and the other Round Robin sections at 6pm.

The IM Norm event has an average rating of 2330 and includes 3 GM's and 2 IM's in the field including Zimbabwe Number 1 Rodwell Makoto and Zambia's number 2 in Daniel Jere. The A Round Robin tournament has an average rating of 2070 and has CM Musa Simutowe as the top seed at 2198.

Games from the IM section, RRA and RRB will be available live on the FollowChessApp at!pss-capablanca-im-2017 and on Chess24 at

The draws for all round robin sections have been published and are available at

We wish all participants the best of luck in what has become one of our flagship events over the years!