Saturday, 19 July 2014

Mandela 67 minutes chess day 1

Day 1 has gone smoothly, with 88 keen chess players competing, including visitors from Gauteng and the Eastern Cape. Here are the pairings for round 5, with the top seeds about to fight for the honours.

Here is an amusing episode from round 2. With both players down to their last few seconds, Black decided to resign here, seeing that Qh8 mate was inevitable. White shook his hand and then a spectator pointed out something unusual in this position.

What did both the players miss here? Another puzzle tomorrow, with answers on Monday.

Here are some photos taken during round 3:

board 2 Brighton Mthunzi vs Henry Oliver

board 8 Sayen Naidu deep in thought

board 10 Khetha Mngadi vs Erick Takawira

from left, Saiyuri Naidoo, Charlotte Millard, Riasha Singh, Kshanik Dayaram, Joshua Pillay