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Kumar wins chess tournament

Candidate Master Manoj Kumar successfully defended the 16th Mohammed Badshah Memorial Tournament in Suva on Sunday.

In the Division 1 final, the defending champion was paired against veteran Candidate Master Calvin Prasad.  The game ended in a draw, and two tiebreaker games had to be played.

Kumar warded off the challenge from Prasad by winning both blitz games. Continue reading

Mixed results for Fiji at Oceania zonal

The 2017 Oceania Zonal tournament got underway in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday.

The opening ceremony of the biennial event was officiated by New Zealand parliamentarian Jamie-Lee Ross and observed a minute of silence for Fijian chess prodigy Russell John Simpson Taloga who lost his life in a tragic swimming incident earlier this week. Continue reading

FCF mourns loss

FIJI TIMES: January 13, 2017 – ZEN Borg, a national chess representative who was to have left for New Zealand with Russell Taloga is today only reminiscing their chess days.

Borg, a former Yat Sen Secondary School student, now a student of the University of the South Pacific, has had chances to play chess with Taloga who became the first 2017 drowning victim in the country last weekend. Continue reading

Chess trio booked for Oceania qualifier

Yat Sen student Russell Taloga and USP student Zen Borg will join Candidate Master Manoj Kumar at the 2017 Oceania Zonal Tournament in New Zealand next week.


(Clockwise from Left) Zen Borg, Manoj Kumar and Russell Taloga had their final training session last week and will depart for Auckland on Friday.

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