The Rise of Chess in Rwanda

Rwanda Chess Federation (FERWADE) president Kevin Ganza has said he is contented that in spite of challenges, the two-player strategy board game is on the rise in the country.

This came shortly after participants from eight federations; Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi, India, England, and Nigeria took part in the 2018 Genocide Memorial Chess Tournament (GMCT) which concluded Sunday night in Kigali.

The GMCT is an annual tournament organized to remember the victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, in Rwanda, and it is one of the most attractive events on the Rwanda chess calendar. Read More via NewTimes.

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