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16 Jan 2023

Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts!

Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts!The Greek Gift is a common theme in chess puzzles. Where did the name come from?In the legend of the Trojan War, the Greeks ...

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19 Dec 2022

Zadock's Kings Indian Attack

The Sicilian Defence has the largest chapter in the Encyclopaedia of Chess Openings. This is because of its myriad variations that black can employ after ...

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29 Nov 2022

THE ITALIAN GAME

A Kenyan and a South African Walk into an Italian Restaurant in AlgeriaThe African Junior Chess Championship is an annual event that invites players who ...

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16 Nov 2022

Where is the King going?

The Fighting KingA King March, also known as a King Walk, Wondering King, Steel King or Fighting King is used to describe the situation where the Chess King ...

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09 Nov 2022

How Emotions Affect Chess

 In his book Think Like a Grandmaster Alexander Kotov gives a group of masters a scenario where one is contemplating a move over the chessboard in a ...

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02 Nov 2022

THE LIGHTHOUSE FOCUS (5TH EDITION) TOURNAMENT REPORT

The Lighthouse Focus (5th Edition) Tournament took place at Khadija Secondary School, Mombasa, Kenya from Saturday, 29thOctober, 2022 to Sunday 30th ...

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31 Oct 2022

My Experience in the 6th AAB Qatar Chess Open

I achieved a dismal 4 points out of 9. Well, I did learn quite a lot. First of all, that my French Defence is quite strong. I still have a lot to learn ...

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06 Aug 2018

4 th Edition Lighthouse Inter-schools Chess Tournament 2018.

Tournament Report: The tournament took place at Oshwal Academy Mombasa on the 22nd September 2018. This was the 4th edition of the Lighthouse Inter Schools ...

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13 Feb 2019

Chess Saved Me From Life of Crime, So I Teach It to Tough Kids

I’m in the business of playing a game with young people. Let me clarify that. I’m in the business of not only playing but teaching a game ...

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11 Jun 2019

Kenya Methodist is Top University and Methu Conquers Minds on Fire Blitz

Lighthouse Inter Universities and Colleges Teams Chess Championship 2019. & Minds on Fire Blitz Open Chess Tournament 2019. Chief Arbiters Report: The ...

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28 Jun 2019

The Lighthouse Damacrest Crescendo

Kids filled with both anxiety and eagerness waited in angst for the melodious Damacrest choir to finish the anthem ,so that they could set the ball rolling. ...

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02 Jul 2019

THE QUEEN SAYS part 1

The players step into the hall and the air gets charged with excitement and a hint of trepidation. As a chess enthusiast watching from the sidelines ,the ...

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01 Jan 1970

The Queen Says Part 2

It’s now White’s turn to move, he stares at the board and l know that his mind is reeling with candidate moves and the big question on everyone’s ...

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16 Jul 2019

The Queen Says Part 3 You either win or learn

In the classic animation, Tom cat and Jerry mouse , Tom usually goes through a series of faults and failures all the while trying to out-maneuver Jerry. ...

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22 Jul 2019

Why l love chess

As we marked the world international chess day on the 20th of June, I couldn’t help but think about chess and its many benefits. Leave alone the ...

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30 Jul 2019

Brother’s Keeper

After the games are over and the formalities of the closing ceremony mark the end of a tournament . What happens? A question not many ask, not unless it’s ...

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05 Aug 2019

Conquering The Mistress

The love is never mutual. It may be classified under thug love, tough love. It may bend to your will, but only if you are conniving. It may need coercing ...

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17 Aug 2019

In the name of Love

Like all great affairs worth the name, sneaking around with Chess is demanding. She is a mistress who has made men crazy. Family nights have become dates ...

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06 Nov 2019

Polishing

Just like women love diamonds, so does chess. Specifically, diamonds in the rough. It flourishes in the hands of a young eager lover and clinches on to ...

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06 Aug 2018

4 th Edition Lighthouse Inter-schools Chess Tournament 2018.

Tournament Report: The tournament took place at Oshwal Academy Mombasa on the 22nd September 2018. This was the 4th edition of the Lighthouse Inter Schools ...

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13 Feb 2019

Chess Saved Me From Life of Crime, So I Teach It to Tough Kids

I’m in the business of playing a game with young people. Let me clarify that. I’m in the business of not only playing but teaching a game that is a ...

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11 Jun 2019

Kenya Methodist is Top University and Methu Conquers Minds on Fire Blitz

Lighthouse Inter Universities and Colleges Teams Chess Championship 2019. & Minds on Fire Blitz Open Chess Tournament 2019. Chief Arbiters Report: The ...

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28 Jun 2019

The Lighthouse Damacrest Crescendo

Kids filled with both anxiety and eagerness waited in angst for the melodious Damacrest choir to finish the anthem ,so that they could set the ball rolling. ...

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02 Jul 2019

THE QUEEN SAYS part 1

The players step into the hall and the air gets charged with excitement and a hint of trepidation. As a chess enthusiast watching from the sidelines ,the ...

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01 Jan 1970

The Queen Says Part 2

It’s now White’s turn to move, he stares at the board and l know that his mind is reeling with candidate moves and the big question on everyone’s ...

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16 Jul 2019

The Queen Says Part 3 : You either win or learn

In the classic animation, Tom cat and Jerry mouse , Tom usually goes through a series of faults and failures all the while trying to out-maneuver Jerry. ...

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22 Jul 2019

Why l love chess

As we marked the world international chess day on the 20th of June, I couldn’t help but think about chess and it’s many benefits. Leave alone the textbook ...

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30 Jul 2019

Brother’s Keeper

After the games are over and the formalities of the closing ceremony mark the end of a tournament . What happens? A question not many ask, not unless it’s ...

Image
05 Aug 2019

Conquering The Mistress

The love is never mutual. It may be classified under thug love, tough love. It may bend to your will, but only if you are conniving. It may need coercing ...

Image
17 Aug 2019

In the name of Love

Like all great affairs worth the name, sneaking around with Chess is demanding. She is a mistress who has made men crazy. Family nights have become dates ...

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06 Nov 2019

Polishing

Just like women love diamonds, so does chess. Specifically, diamonds in the rough. It flourishes in the hands of a young eager lover and clinches on to ...

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