Archive for the 'Zimbabwe' Category

Farai Mandizha has been on the U.S. tournament circuit a few years and has developed a reputation on the east coast. The New York-based player from Zimbabwe is perhaps known for his acute skills in blitz, but he has been putting together some solid results in major tournaments. Having a Hikaru Nakamura scalp on his […]

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Chess hustling in Zimbabwe!

Street Gamblers’ Latest Find Richmore Tera and Nyore Madzianike 20 October 2009 Harare — LUNCHTIME in the streets of Harare has been spent in different ways over the years ranging from having eats, just relaxing, playing draughts, tsoro and lately computer games. A new form of whiling up lunchtime has since emerged in the form […]

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International Master Robert Gwaze is best known for his gold medal performance at the Bled Olympiad in 2002. After short stay in England and coaching stints in southeast Asia, the Zimbabwean native has decided to pursue other chess endeavors by launching a new website called chessafrica.com. According to website, The purpose of this communicative site […]

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On last December 3rd, I wrote a story about Robert Gwaze’s participation in a chess camp in Malaysia. An organizer from Malaysia sent me a clip which was posted on YouTube. I added the link to the story, but I wanted to share it with you here. I believe it was FIDE’s Ignatius Leong who told me Gwaze was in Singapore […]

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Africa has long produced strong players, but lack of exposure and training resources prevented many from reaching their full potential. Manuel Mateus and Pedro Aderito of Angola earned their IM titles at a young age, but their talents have gone largely unnoticed. IM Watu Kobese has also struggled to find avenues for training and exposure. […]

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