KCF Africa would like to wish our patron GM Garry Kasparov well as he plays his first professional chess game since 2005 at the Grand Chess Tour's St Louis Rapid and Blitz tournament in Missouri, USA this evening!

During the opening ceremony held last night, Garry announced that he would be donating his tournament winnings to support the development of chess on the African continent!

We wish to thank him for his generous gesture and we wish him well on his highly anticipated return to the game that made him famous!

His comments from the opening ceremony can be viewed at

All from the tournament will be streamed live from 20.00 CAT at http://grandchesstour.org/