Briton supports local chess grandmaster plan

Short imparts chess knowledge PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Short imparts chess knowledge PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Grandmaster (GM) Nijel Short believes that the Talking Squares Chess Trust initiative of aiming to produce grandmasters in the next 10 years is achievable. Short arrived in Gaborone on Monday at the invitation of the Talking Squares.

During his visit, Short would play 50 players in a simultaneous session, with 25 players per session on Saturday at Game City mall. Speaking at a media briefing this week, the British national said the level of chess in Botswana is not high. He said the grandmaster project is a medium term project.

“The highest rated player in Botswana is around 2200. The level of a grandmaster is 2500. A gap of 200 points is quiet large, it is a class difference. A person of 2400 who plays a person of 2200 is expected to score about 75%. As you can see, the project is an ambitious one,” he said.

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