Dr Ben Karenzi

National Chess Championships: Niyongira upsets Karenzi in round 5

Florent Niyongira powered his way back on top at the end of round five on Saturday after beating reigning champion, Dr Ben Karenzi, in the ongoing 2018 National Chess Championships played at IPRC-Kigali. Valentin Rukimbira also beat Joseph Nzabanita to stay in the chase, in second position. After...

Saturday, December 22, 2018 - 4:34pm

Chess championships: Karenzi and Uwase in tight race to defend titles

For varying work-related reasons, some big names have not turned up for the underway 2018 National Chess Championships at IPRC-Kigali in Kicukiro, but, there is still a rough path for title holders. Missing in action in the open section include Candidate Master (CM) Maxence Murara, Fidele Mutabazi...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 5:16pm

National Chess Championships: Will Karenzi and Uwase retain titles?

A lot has happened, and changed, ever since Dr Ben Karenzi, the former commandant of Rwanda Military Hospital, and Sandrine Uwase, a 16-year old girl from Gikondo, a Kigali suburb, were crowned 2017 male and female National Chess Champions, respectively, last December. They were crowned after a...

Saturday, December 15, 2018 - 9:09am

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