In addition to his important mission GM Nigel Short also had an opportunity in Zimbabwe to give his valuable chess ideas to various youngsters and adults…
PRIMARY AND HIGH SCHOOL PLAYERS HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN FROM AN INTERNATIONAL TOP GM WHO ONCE CHALLENGED THE LEGEND GM GARRY KASPAROV IN A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP EVENT IN 1993 (***At this point its important to go down memory lane: ‘
The World Chess Championship 1993 was one of the most controversial matches in chess history, with incumbent World Chess Champion Garry Kasparov, and official challenger Nigel Short, splitting from FIDE, the official world governing body of chess, and playing their title match under the auspices of the Professional Chess Association. In response, FIDE stripped Kasparov of his title, and instead held a title match between Anatoly Karpov and Jan Timman.
The matches were won by Kasparov and Karpov respectively. For the first time in history, there were two rival World Chess Champions, a situation which persisted until the World Chess Championship 2006.’)
GRANDMASTER NIGEL SHORT CHESS COACHING CLINICS WERE UNDERTAKEN ON
WED 3Oth MAY AND THUR 31st OF MAY 2018
VENUE: PRINCE EDWARD SCHOOL
Here is a report By Graham Jurgensen(Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa – KCFA) about GM NIGEL’s visit in Africa earlier on before coming to Zimbabwe :
"KCF Africa is pleased to announce that GM Nigel Short has agreed to undertake an 8-country African chess training tour which will continue the Chess Masters for Africa series of events that have become a fixture on our calendar for over the last few years.
In 2017, the CMAT series was sponsored by the Paul G Allen Family Foundation and this saw a number of top GM’s conducting week long training visits in Africa. The participating GM’s included GM Maurice Ashley (USA), GM Pontus Carlsson (SWE) and GM Kenny Solomon (RSA).
Nigel has also been a frequent visitor to Africa in the past and he has won numerous tournaments across the continent as a player. He has also done a number of similar promotional tours for KCF Africa in the past including training tours in both 2015 and 2017. Recent countries he has visited include Tanzania (2013), Kenya and South Africa (2015) as well as Lesotho, Swaziland and Mozambique (2017). He has also been a regular participant in the annual CUCA International tournaments in Uganda (**Angola) over the years.
His latest tour will see him visiting Ethiopia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome & Principe, Uganda and Zimbabwe over the course of just under 3 weeks. He will finally leave Africa on the 10 June when he is scheduled to be one of the two on-site commentators at the YNM GCT Rapid & Blitz tournament in Leuven, Belgium.
We wish to thank him for once again spending his valuable time in Africa and we look forward to welcoming him back to the continent! "