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|PRO Chess League 2017 by LagLeatherbacks: 11:03pm On Dec 25, 2016|
The first ever international online chess league begins in January 2017 and a team based in Lagos will be competing! Follow our journey on https://www.chess.com/tv where games will be broadcasted live!
Some super stars already confirmed to play: Magnus Carlsen, Hikaru Nakamura, Maxime Vachier-Lagrave, Wesley So, Fabiano Caruana, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Li Chao and many more https://www.chess.com/news/view/48-teams-over-100-grandmasters-to-play-pro-chess-league-7020
We will upload updates here on Nairaland as well as on twitter @LagLeatherbacks and Facebook @LagLeatherbacks.
Our ultimate goal is to find and develop talent which we believe abounds in this great country. Come cheer your home boys and girls as we play our part in putting Nigeria on the World chess map! https://www.chess.com/club/lagos-leatherbacks-fan-club
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|Re: PRO Chess League 2017 by Jerrylolo(m): 11:07pm On Dec 25, 2016|
is anybody competing in nigeria here?
am a very big chess fan... i play in yabatech chess club
|Re: PRO Chess League 2017 by LagLeatherbacks: 11:24pm On Dec 25, 2016|
A lot of young and upcoming Nigerian chess stars will be playing for the Lagos Leatherbacks. The League teams are city based. The Lagos Leatherbacks is made up of players who have some connection with Lagos. Live, work, or school in Lagos. If you play for the Yabatech chess club, you have fulfilled that requirement
Next, you will need a Chess.com account. It is free. If you play a lot of online chess you already know that.
Then come over to https://www.chess.com/club/lagos-leatherbacks-fan-club or Twitter @LagLeatherbacks or FB @LagLeatherbacks lets get to know you a little more. Who knows, during the league season, you might get substituted into a match and face a real grandmaster
|Re: PRO Chess League 2017 by Jerrylolo(m): 2:46pm On Dec 26, 2016|
LagLeatherbacks:i have account with chess.com
|Re: PRO Chess League 2017 by LagLeatherbacks: 12:58pm On Dec 27, 2016|
That is fantastic Jerrylolo. We see you already on https://www.chess.com/club/lagos-leatherbacks-fan-club . You have met the basic requirements to play in the league. If you get selected as part of our team roster, we could call upon you during the season to "rep" your city in a game or two.
All chess loving people are invited to come watch and support Naija chess on https://www.chess.com/tv
Match updates will be put up here on NL, Twitter @LagLeatherbacks and FB @LagLeatherbacks. Team website under "serious" development
Meanwhile the FIDE World Rapid and Blitz Championship has started in Doha, Qatar.
Oh by the way, you can also watch the Doha tournament live right now on https://www.chess.com/tv
|Re: PRO Chess League 2017 by Jerrylolo(m): 4:33pm On Dec 27, 2016|
LagLeatherbacks:yeah tnx, i hv joined the club
|Re: PRO Chess League 2017 by LagLeatherbacks: 6:26pm On Dec 28, 2016|
Final round of the FIDE World Rapid Championship in Doha, Qatar begins in a few minutes. https://www.chess.com/tv
The Rapid Chess defending Champion, Magnus Carlsen is now tied for first with Vassily Ivanchuk, Alexander Grischuk, Shakhriyar Mamedyarov, Ian Nepomniachtchi.
|Re: PRO Chess League 2017 by LagLeatherbacks: 2:12pm On Jan 11|
Our first league match starts today, Wednesday, 11 Jan 2017, 8:30pm Nigerian time.
The Lagos Leatherbacks ( us :-) ) will be facing the Dublin Desperados (from Ireland).
Join us https://www.chess.com/club/lagos-leatherbacks-fan-club and watch us live www.chess.com/tv
|Re: PRO Chess League 2017 by LagLeatherbacks: 11:58pm On Jan 11|
Match over. Week 1 done for us.
The Lagos Leatherbacks put up a great fight and even scored some upsets but lost the match. Special mention to Femi who made Grandmaster Maz sweat. Queen versus 2 rooks end game!
Can't wait for next week line up!
The North American division is still on for those still awake www.chess.com/tv
|Re: PRO Chess League 2017 by LagLeatherbacks: 11:09pm On Jan 15|
Only 3 teams from Africa and 2 of them from Nigeria (...the other from South Africa)! Naija dey represent sha
This week, we take on our Naija "senior brodas"!
Come watch us live on https://www.chess.com/tv at 8:30pm Nigerian time as we take on the Abuja Rockstars!
Superb commentary by a team of world renowned international chess masters, Willams, Steil-Antoni, Trent, Rudolf, Kraai, Krush, Pruess, Yermo!
Join us on twitter https://www.twitter.com/LagLeatherbacks, facebook https://www.facebook.com/LagLeatherbacks and chess.com https://www.chess.com/club/lagos-leatherbacks-fan-club.
|Re: PRO Chess League 2017 by LagLeatherbacks: 11:38pm On Jan 15|
What do Turtles and Stars have in common?
Come find out on 18 January 2017, 8:30pm when @LagLeatherbacks meets and greets @AbujaRockStars at @PROChessLeague![img][/img]
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