The 2017 PSS Capablanca Chess Festival is now fully up and running and has attracted more than 250 players from across the African Continent. This year's festival has features a tournament record of 8 separate Round Robin events and also sees more than 170 additional players participating in the various weekend Swiss tournaments.

The top 5 round robin sections are being broadcast live on Chess24 and the FollowChess Application where games can be viewed daily at 9am and 4pm. Round 3 is currently in progress and all results and games can be accessed at

The IM section has seen GM Sahaj Grover take an early lead with 2/2 while 15 year old Jack van Zyl Rudd has also started well with 2/2 in the Round Robin A section.

All photos are courtesy of Reint Dykema who is the official photographer for the event. His full albums containing the hundreds of similar images are available at

We wish to thank our partners Tshwane Chess and PSS for making this event possible and we look forward to a lot of fighting chess over the next 4 days.

Anyone wanting to follow the live games can do so daily at and at