Botswana

  • Mudongo is conferred WIM title

    Boikhutso Mudongo at 2006 Olympiad in Spain. Photo by Daaim Shabazz. Botswana’s stalwart women player Boikhutso Mudongo is now Women International Master. This follows confirmation from FIDE after her outstanding performance at the Zone 4.3 championships held in Gaborone in April 2011. In a highly contested tournament, Mudongo finished comfortably…

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  • Jere wins Botswana Open

    International Master Daniel Jere won Botswana International Chess Open convincingly after scoring an impressive eight out of a possible nine rounds. The annual event which took place over the Independence Holidays attracted the strongest chess players from Botswana, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. IM-elect Daniel Jere of Zambia Jere rebounded…

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  • Botswana-Zambia friendly match

    MONKAGEDI GAOTLHOBOGWE Staff Writer (Mmegi-Botswana) Tuduetso Sabure led Botswana women to victory. Botswana women gave their Zambian opponents a 15-5 thumping in a friendly chess match played in Kasane on Saturday. The two teams played four rounds. In the last round, the Zambians were walloped 4-0 as Keitumetse Mokgacha, Onkemetse…

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  • Zone 4.3 Individual Championships (Botswana)

    Botswana is currently hosting the 4.3 zonal championship in its nation’s capitol. The field features some of the strongest players from the southern region. IMs Kenny Solomon, Robert Gwaze and Watu Kobese are leading the field. Botswana players will try to hold home court and will be lead by FM…

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  • Interview with Botswana’s Mudongo

    This piece comes from Susan Polgar Chess Daily News on Botswana’s Boikhutso Mudongo, one of the first female African players to earn an Olympiad medal. This exclusive was done by Victor Muyakwabo. Chess star continues with checkmates VICTOR MUYAKWABO Staff Writer Chess’ Women’s Fide Master, Boikhutso Mudongo continues to flourish…

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  • 2011 Botswana Chess Calendar

    Two years ago, the Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) hosted World Champion Viswanathan Anand in what may have been the highest crowned achievement since having Judit Polgar ten years ago. The President of Botswana Chess Federation Tshepo Sitale shakes hands with Viswanathan Anand during his visit in 2009. The BCF remains…

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  • Gwaze captures Botswana Open!

    Whatever happened to Robert Gwaze, the gold medal sensation at the 2002 Olympiad in Bled, Slovenia? Lately he was spotted in Botswana winning the Botswana Open International Chess tournament with an undefeated score. IM Robert Gwaze Photo from mmegi.bw. One of Africa’s brightest chess masters, Robert Gwaze of Zimbabwe, won…

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  • 2010 Botswana International Open

    Botswana Chess Federation is gearing up for its FIDE tournament in a few weeks and is issuing a call to all chess players to vie for top honors. The tournament will be held in the capitol of Gaborone from December 10th-12 that the Botswana National Productivity Center. According to the…

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  • Lessons learned for Botswana

    Mosah Mokganedi, “We learnt valuable lessons – chess captain,” MmegiOnline, 8 October 2010. The captain of the men’s chess team, Kenneth Boikhutswane, has said despite failure to bring home a medal, they learnt valuable lessons at the just-ended Olympiad in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia. Kenneth Boikhutswane, Botswana team captain. Photo by…

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  • 2010 Chess Olympiad: Round #2

    Top Boards (Open) Ukraine 4-0 Scotland Russia 2 3½-½ Venezuela Mongolia ½-3½ USA Israel 2-2 Indonesia Albania 0-4 Poland Round #2 of 2010 Chess Olympiad in session.Photo by ugra-chess.com Round #2 Analysis: The round brings a bit more parity, but there favorites are still expected to win. However, there were…

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