Watu Kobese

This is Watu Kobese. He is a professional chess player and International Master. As a child he studied at Ludek Pachman’s chess school in Czechoslovakia and has been SA champ on five occasions. Happy to announce that SalientQuants has sponsored 50 chess sets and books to be distributed in 5 underprivileged schools in the Cape Town area. The books (he is holding one) are the first chess books to be ever be published in Xhosa. The books and (discretely) branded good quality sets (shown in pic) will most likely be distributed in August. Watu will be involved in coaching teachers and pupils. Many studies have convincingly shown the dramatic intellectual benefits of studying chess. We hope this initiative is a tangible way of doing what we can to promote better decision making by our country’s youth.

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