The Chess Masters for Africa Tour is well and truly up and running now and has entered its second week after launching successfully in Kenya and Botswana. GM Pontus Carlson is currently in Namibia while GM Kenny Solomon is in Rwanda.

We will be posting pictures and reports from the various locations over the course of the next 3 weeks and we have decided to start with Kenya where a total of 13 trainers were trained in the first sessions hosted by GM Kenny Solomon in Nairobi.

We wish to congratulate Mutua Sembei, Cheryl, Ngima, Chahindi Muluda, Tom Amwai, John Mwangi, Fred Sagwe, Easter Awinja, David Kinoti, Hannah Wangari, Gweyani Jumba, James Nyaga, Peter Sahado and Joseph Kirega who all successfully participated in the sessions and we wish them luck as the start training at the selected schools in Kenya.

We also wish to thank GM Kenny Solomon for this tireless efforts on in Kenya where he definitely put in a number of extra hours assisting the trainees.

The tour would not have been possible without the generous grants received from the Paul Allen Family Foundation and the Kasparov Chess Foundation in New York as well as the support of Chessbase and London Chess & Bridge. KCF Africa would like to acknowledge and thank all these parties who have pooled resources to make these ground-breaking tours a reality!