Gwaze finishes +4 in British Championship
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Despite the banning of Commonwealth players (most notably from India),  Zimbabwe's IM Robert Gwaze participated in the 2004 British Championship and finished on 7-3. The tournament was won by Scottish Grandmaster Jonathan Rowson who edged GM Peter Wells and IM Simon Williams (both of England) by -point.

Gwaze (2376) was unable to maintain the momentum needed a crucial stages of the tournament and fell behind after consecutive losses to
FM Andrew Greet and NM Jack Rudd. Nevertheless, the Zimbabwe Master finished strong with five consecutive wins including a last-round victory over IM Andrew Ledger.

Round 1:  Gwaze - Christopher Briscoe (2157), 1-0
Round 2: GM Mark Hebden (2559) - Gwaze, -
Round 3: Gwaze
- GM Peter Wells (2494),0-1
Round 4: Francis Rayner (2252) - Gwaze, 0-1
Round 5: Gwaze - Andrew Greet (2310), 0-1
Round 6: Jack Rudd (2281) - Gwaze, 1-0
Round 7:
Gwaze - Mark Lyell (2217), 1-0
Round 8: Andrew Bigg (2275) - Gwaze 0-1
Round 9: Gwaze - Ian Snape (2228), 1-0
Rounc 10: Jovanka Houska (2375) - Gwaze, 0-1
Round 11: Gwaze - IM Andrew Ledger (2452), 1-0

Score: 7-3

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IM Robert Gwaze

IM Robert Gwaze
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Posted by The Chess Drum: 14 August 2004