Zambia

  • Black Star News features article on Simutowe!

    I was contacted by a journalist named Omar Bourne a couple of weeks ago. He sought to do a piece on Zambian Amon Simutowe. He apparently had found my e-mail on The Chess Drum and then contacted Simutowe who is currently in Africa. The result is a very interesting article (“Amon: The…

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  • ChessBase article on Amon Simutowe!

    ChessBase has run an article on GM-elect Amon Simutowe written by me! The article is presented differently on The Chess Drum as ChessBase’s Frederic Friedel has a different layout philosophy. The the articles have the exact same content. Enjoy! https://www.chessbase.com/newsdetail.asp?newsid=4086

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  • Simutowe in Netherlands for GM norm quest!

    IM Amon Simtuowe. Photo © Fred Lucas www.fredlucas.eu. Round 1: IM Puchen Wang, New Zealand – Simutowe, 0-1 Round 2: GM Nona Gaprindashvili, Georgia – Simutowe – 0-1 Round 3: Simutowe – Vincent Rothuis, the Netherlands, 1-0 Round 4: IM Willy Hendriks, the Netherlands – Simutowe, 0-1 Round 5: Simutowe – GM Oscar Panno, Argentina,…

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  • Simutowe examines the Science of Chess

    Perhaps it would serve us more as chess players if we paid attention to psychology, statistics and probability more often. We simply play chess. The aforementioned details… no matter how small, matter a great deal… at least at master level. ~IM Amon Simutowe ~ Zambian International Master Amon Simutowe penned…

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  • Simutowe @ NJ Futurity International

    Amon Simutowe is currently playing in the New Jersey Grandmaster Futurity International which runs from July 7-11 at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel. The Zambian International Master will battle against nine other hopefuls including four Grandmasters. He has good chances for the 3rd norm. PLAYERS GM Sergey Erenburg (2565 FIDE) GM Leonid Yudasin…

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  • Simutowe withdraws from All-Africa Games!

    A recent article from the Zambian Daily Mail states that International Master Amon Simutowe has withdrawn his participation from the 2007 All-Africa Games due to disagreement on conditions with the Chess Federation of Zambia (CFZ). “I regret I will not participate in the All-Africa Games. I had requested my travel…

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  • Historic Moments: Stanley Chumfwa qualifies for FIDE World Cup!

    After a stellar performance at the 2005 African Championships, Stanley Chumfwa shared his impressions of his performance and his prospects for the future with The Chess Drum. He earned a trip to the FIDE World Cup which will start on December 3rd in Elista, Russia. Stanley Chumfwa – ZambiaPhoto by…

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  • Historic Moments: Africans in the 2004 FIDE World Championship

    Clockwise (L-R) GM Hichem Hamdouchi (Morocco), IM Amon Simutowe (Zambia), IM Ahmed Adly (Egypt) and IM-elect Kenny Solomon (South Africa). The Dawn of a New Beginning The 2004 FIDE World Knockout Championship was a historic event for many reasons. First, it is the next step toward unification; secondly, the tournament…

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  • Simutowe in Nigeria!

    My Trip to Nigeria by IM Amon Simutowe IM Amon Simutowe I have developed great interest in what really makes chess players perform well. Our Chess Program is headed by Dr. Tim Redman. He insists on good diet and physical exercise as the best factors to improve our performance. He…

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  • 2001 Wilbert Paige Memorial (Harlem, NY)

    Welcome to the Wilbert Paige Memorial tournament! (14-23rd of July 2001, Harlem NY, Hotel Theresa) Brief Chess Biography NM Wilbert Paige Photo by Jerry BibuldNM Wilbert Paige, a Philadelphia native, first gained a serious interest in chess while attending West Philadelphia High School and played from 1975-77 on the chess…

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