Zimbabwe’s 2014 Olympiad Team

Can Robert Gwaze resurrect the magic from 2002? Photo by Cathy Rogers.

Zimbabwe has named its team to compete in the 2014 Chess Olympiad in Tromso, Norway. The team consists of veterans and newcomers alike. IM Robert Gwaze will lead the tables for Zimbabwe as he will play in his 5th Olympiad. It was in the 2002 edition that Gwaze earned a gold medal with a 9/9 score. Unfortunately, Zimbabwe missed the next four Olympiad tournaments until they traveled to Istanbul, Turkey.

IM Farai Mandizha was the leading scorer in Istanbul with 8/11, but he will hold 3rd board behind IM Rodwell Makota. Back in 2011, Makota won the Zimbabwean Championship with 9/9. He also won the 2012 South African Open ahead of GM Ahmed Adly.

Candidate Master Dion Moyo suits up in his second Olympiad after scoring 3.5/8 in Istanbul. Spencer Masango also capped in Istanbul while this will be Emarald Mashore’s maiden Olympiad.

2014 Zimbabwe Olympiad Team
August 1-15th, 2014 (Tromso, Norway)
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Name
Title
Federation
Flag
Rating
1 Robert Gwaze IM Zimbabwe
2422
2 Rodwell Makoto IM Zimbabwe
2287
3 Farai Mandizha IM Zimbabwe
2385
4 Dion James Moyo CM Zimbabwe
2168
5 Spencer Masango Zimbabwe
2198
6 Emarald Takudzwa Mushore Zimbabwe
0
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Video by Wallace Rurefu.

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