Amon Simutowe received his certificate for the third GM norm at the Stimulans tournament in 2007. Photo by Ben Schulte.
The fans of Amon Simutowe have been asking of his whereabouts. He has been traveling throughout Europe and competing in tournaments. He has had a couple of good results (including =1st Zagreb Open) which should put him over 2500. We will wait for the official posting at fide.com. If the result is confirmed, he will most likely be granted the title in the next FIDE session. It’s been a long road for the Zambian who has primarily achieved the GM title without a trainer and very few resources.
I received this report from Filippo Nicolo of Italy:
a few words to let you know that Amon Simutowe recently came sole third in the recent Verona Chess tournament Open A (7 – 13 April 2009) with 6 points out of 9 and should have gained the necessary ELO points to be appointed GM!
Here is the link with final standing for the tournament:
And the link with PGN games (need java applet):