Rwanda Chess

Online Olympiad: Draw, two losses give Rwanda hard task ahead

Rwanda has a mammoth task after two losses and one draw on Friday, July 31, its first day of action in the ongoing FIDE Online Olympiad 2020. The event started July 25 and ends August 30. To qualify for the next stage, which is Division 3, a country must make it to the top 3. The...

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:17pm

Online Olympiad: Rwanda faces Syria, Kuwait and Namibia on Friday

Rwanda will play Syria, Kuwait and Namibia on Friday, July 31, its first day of action in the ongoing FIDE Online Olympiad 2020 which started July 25 and will run through August 30. National Captain Alain Patience Niyibizi plans to start Maranatha Nduwayesu, Rongin Munyurangabo, WFM Joselyne...

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 9:42am

Chess: All Olympiad qualifiers pushed to May

The second phase of qualifiers to pick Rwanda’s flag bearers – in the open section – for the 44th Chess Olympiad, which was due to continue this weekend at Classic Hotel in Kigali, has been postponed after some top players failed to make it on Saturday, the chess federation has...

Saturday, March 14, 2020 - 6:21pm

Chess: Uwase hopeful as Nzamwita stumbles early

SANDRINE Uwase, the reigning female national chess champion, conquered all her first three opponents in this year’s National Chess Championship that started Thursday at Onomo Hotel, in Kigali. The four-day event comes to a climax on Sunday. Uwase, 17, won her two games in round one...

Saturday, December 28, 2019 - 10:22am

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

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