Chess Champs Open in Style

Chess Champs Open in Style

Most of the 31 contestants of the 2007 South African Women’s Open Chess Championships pose for a photo with gsport’s Kass Naidoo, and Woman Grand Master, the USA’s Jennifer Shahade. Picture: gsport … for Girls!

 

Cresta Shopping Centre rolled out the red carpet for some of

South Africa
’s seasoned women chess players as the 2007 South African Women’s Open Chess Championship got underway yesterday.

 

Over 30 young women travelled from around the country to pit their skills against each other. There was a great buzz around Cresta on Thursday when the event was officially opened.

Defending champion Melissa Greeff said she was looking forward to defending her title.  Carmen de Jager, the South Africa Women’s Closed Champion in 2006 is also participating.


US
Woman Grand Master, Jennifer Shahade, is the special guest at the event, being hosted by the Gauteng Junior Chess Association.

She has been analyzing players and promoting her book, Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport.

Today, Jennifer played 17 players in a simultaneous event. She beat 15 of them and drew with two players.

The last round of the SA Women’s Open takes place on Sunday, and prize-giving takes place at 4pm.

 

Most of the 31 contestants of the 2007 South African Women’s Open Chess Championships pose for a photo with gsport’s Kass Naidoo, and Woman Grand Master, the USA’s Jennifer Shahade. Picture: gsport … for Girls!

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Woman Grand Master Jennifer Shahade (Right) opens the 2007 South African Women’s Open Chess Championship. To the right of her are Chief Arbiter Marisa van der Merwe and Emelia Ellapen, President of Women’s Chess. Picture: gsport … for Girls!

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