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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Viswanathan Anand to play Chess Exhibition for Chief Executive Officers in Dar es Salaam on June 5

Hello Chess Blog friends, former World Chess Champion Viswanathan Anand has a very interesting chess tour lined up for June. Anand will visit Tanzania for five days on invitation from Tanzania Chess Foundation chairman Vinay Choudhury who is also the executive member of Tanzania Chess Association (TCA).


Guess what the former World Chess Champion will be doing there! Anand will take part in a tournament named Chess for Chief Executives Officers (CEO) on June 5 in Dar es Salaam, preside over a chess match between Tanzania and Kenya and other chess events. 

"We have changed the dates to suit his program, he is very busy and he requested us if he can come earlier than planned. We could not hesitate but accept his request, He will do a lot of activities including visiting some Schools where the Chess Foundation is conducting trainings for young players," said Choudhary, adding that Anand’s visits to Tanzania and the international match against Kenya has been sponsored by SpiceNet Tanzania Limited. Choudhury said Tanzania does not have a rated chess player and he hopes to help change that. 

Chess players from Tanzania are expected to play against visiting counterparts from Kenya in an international friendly to be staged at the Dar es Salaam Gymkhana Club (DGC) next month. (Based on reports by

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