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Visit by IM’s Dive and Ker

On Tuesday 9th April, Kapiti Chess Club was privileged to host two of New Zealand’s top players, International Masters Russell Dive and Anthony Ker. Between them, they have won or jointly won the New Zealand Chess Championship 20 times, and both have represented New Zealand at the Chess Olympiad since 1988. The presentation featured analysis of their favourite games from the 43rd Chess Olympiad, held last year in Batumi, Georgia (see games here). The Chess Olympiad is massive with the best players of nearly every country competing every two years for the title of best Chess country in the world.

This much anticipated evening was a  great success, with virtually full attendance from Club members, as well as a number of keen visitors. The session was entertaining, fascinating, inspiring, as well as highly instructive to all in attendance. 


Above: Junior members Hamish Lester and Savannah Edwards present gifts to IM’s Russell Dive and Anthony Ker, with Club President Gordon Lyall alongside.