Zambia

  • Zambian President honors Simutowe

    Zambian President Rupiah Banda has honored Grandmaster Amon Simutowe with the President’s insignia for meritorious achievement. This is yet another great accomplishment for Simutowe who has shed a brilliant light on the nation of Zambia with his ascent to the highest standard in chess. There had been much talk about…

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  • Lesson in Touch Move?

    There was an interesting (albeit erroneous) document circulating on the Kenyan Chess Forum that was highlighted here yesterday. I removed the story after GM Amon Simutowe stated that it was simply one of many data entry errors in Libya. The report illustrated a game from the 2009 African Championships between…

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  • Simutowe in Norway!

    GM Bartosz Socko battling GM Amon Simutoweat the Artic Chess Challenge in Norway. Amon Simutowe is in Norway after competing in the African Championship in Libya. He mustered a +1, but was not among the top six qualifiers for the World Cup. However, things are looking well for the Zambian…

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  • Amon Simutowe receiving his norm certificate.

    Simutowe’s Last Mile

    Amon Simutowe of Zambia has earned the coveted title of Grandmaster. This accomplishment is a marvel for a number of reasons, but suffice it to say, it was a long time coming. As a schoolboy, Simutowe was known as “pawn” but ended up becoming an African giant as his talent…

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  • Simutowe’s GM title conferred!!

    Amon Simutowe receiving his certificate for his 3rd GM norm in 2007. Photo by Ben Schulte. It has been two years since Zambia’s Amon Simutowe had earned his 3rd GM norm. After adding a couple more norms, he still had not reached the required 2500 rating barrier. Recently, he had…

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  • Mission Accomplished for Simutowe

    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…

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  • Simutowe Marches On!

    Amon Simutowe earned his last required norm at the Stimulans tournament last year. He has recently added an extra norm in Italy after scoring 6.5/9 at the Riviera dei Cedri tournament. He scored 2.5/3 from three Grandmasters and played five players over 2500. His performance rating was 2570. The “Zambezi…

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  • Simutowe in play at Dutch Open

    GM-elect Amon Simutowe is playing in the Dutch Open which has only five GMs including top-seeds Vyacheslav Ikonnikov of Russia and Sandipan Chanda of India. Simutowe has returned to the country of his final GM norm and hopes to put in a solid performance. More details coming. Main Page: https://www.schaakbond.nl/nieuws/dieren2008/

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  • Simutowe 2nd in Rhône Open (France)

    Pham Minh Hoang vs. Amon Simutowe Amon Simutowe continues his march toward the final requirement for the GM title by coming clear 2nd in Rhône International Open in Lyon, France. He lost only to the winner, GM Vadim Malakhatko who scored 8-1. He drew with GM Jozsef Horvath of Hungary.…

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  • 2008 Reykjavik Open features Carlsson, Simutowe!

    Having finished the Málaga Open with a good performance, GM Pontus Carlsson heads to Reykjavik, Iceland to compete in the Reyjavik Open. IM Amon Simutowe will also be in the field. Last year, the Reykjavik Open featured a motivated Emory Tate. Apparently Tate will sit just one out, but Reykjavik…

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