It was a strategic move as seven-year-old Kaylee Budhram raised the South African flag high and proud when she claimed second place in the African Youth Chess tournament in Namibia last month.

The tournament ran from 14-22 December 2019 and is the largest chess tournament on the continent with 16 federations and approximately 260 competitors battling it out for major chess honors.

Not only did little Kaylee defeat hundreds of the very best, young chess players across Africa to claim silver - she was also awarded the prestigious title of Woman Candidate Master (WCM).

She is currently in Grade 2, at Hopeville Primary School in Phoenix. Most of the schools in the area lack the funds or the resources to fund such a sport and to a greater extent it wasn’t a favorite or dominant game in Phoenix or the surrounding areas.  However, this did not deter the young chess genius.

Picking up chess in only in April of 2019, it came as a pleasant surprise to her parents when Budhram wanted to enter tournaments of a game that neither of them were familiar with nor understood.

Despite her surroundings and circumstances, Kaylee continued to work hard at chess, dedicating her time and passion to it. After winning numerous local tournaments, she was chosen to go to Namibia with the KZN Chess Academy, under the directorship of Erick Takawira.

She is currently representing Team KZN at the National South African Junior Chess Championship in Boxburg, Gauteng, where she is no doubt making her family and country proud once again.

 

 

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