We don't, after all, blog things like this:
During the months of January and February this year Kenya experienced a period of turmoil never seen in its 45 year post-independence history. After the controversial announcement of the 2007 presidential elections violence erupted across the country leaving in its wake more than 1000 dead and 350,000 displaced...That's from the post RISING FROM THE ASHES: How chess is helping reconciliation in Kenya, or click here for the blog frontpage.
On Labor Day weekend Chess Kenya organized a chess tournament to select a team for the chess Olympiad to be held in Dresden, Germany later this year. The tournament was a great success; both in chess terms and in efforts to bring the country back to its feet.
Today is Friday 13th; if some terrible fate befalls you on a chess board this weekend, count yourself lucky nonetheless.