Women playing Chess!!!

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In the vein of honouring women during the month of August, I have decided to continue writing about women in chess and specifically their achievements.

South Africa also has a fair share of women playing chess and who has been making waves over the years despite the fact that they are the minority chess playing community in South Africa.


I would at a later stage feature one or two of our South African women chess players, but I would like to reiterate, that the South African women chess player is a force to be reckoned with. They are most definitely a small chess playing community we can all be proud of.

Till next time, burn the chess candle on both ends.

Basil Ellman

Basil is an active chess coach for more than 30 years... He is also a qualified trainer of coaches and a qualified chess arbiter. Basil has a passion for chess and has established various chess clubs in schools and communities in the Western Cape - South Africa which are still in existence and growing strong. He has served on various bodies promoting chess not only as a sport but also as a tool to excel academically. He has a Masters degree in Specialised education and is also an advocate for players with special needs.


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