Rapid & Blitz Chess
The 2017 King Salman World Rapid & Blitz Championship took place in Riyadh Saudi Arabia. The winners of the respective categories are:
- Rapid World Championship — December 26th to 28th
Winner (men): GM Anand Viswanathan (India)
Winner (women): GM Ju Wenjun (China)
- Blitz World Championship — December 29th to 30th
Winner (men): GM Magnus Carlsen (Norway)
Winner (women): WGM Nana Dzagnidze (Georgia)
The 2017 Chess World Cup was won by Levon Aronian from Armenia.
The 2017 Women’s World Chess Championship was won by Tan Zhongyi from China.
The 2017 World Chess Championship for the Disabled was won by Marcin Tazbir from Poland, The top female player was Svetlana Gerasimova from Russia.
The 2017 World Team Chess Championship was won by China.
Please visit News24 or search the internet and read the article “Calling checkmate on our nation’s education emergency“.
The article is about a young boy who started playing chess in a district with a lack of educational resources and how this boy furthered himself and other learners in his school.
- A chess set in every classroom in every school in every community!