IM Kudzanai Mamombe

Master Profile

Born in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, IM Kudzanai Mamombe began his trek to African chess stardom at age 11 when he learned to play chess. Kudzanai, which means, "respect each other,"  has made an impact on the African continent having won the African Junior in consecutive years in 1990 and 1991; having won the National Championship of Zimbabwe an impressive seven times (1989, 1990, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1997, 2000); having represented the Zimbabwean National Team in the Chess Olympiad on five occasions (1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2000). He has won more than 40 tournaments.

GM Garry Kasparov's now defunct Grandmasters Association (GMA) organization had actually arranged for Kudzanai to receive training.

"Kasparov authorised full sponsorship and Timman arranged some tournaments in Holland. I played in two… THEN the problem in the association started. I decided to follow the academic path because I did not see any future then."

IM Kudzanai Mamombe


FIDE Profile

During his training, he become the beneficiary of instruction from Grandmasters Andras Adorjan (Hungary), Evgeny Vladimirov (Kazakhstan), and the late Eduard Gufeld (Ukraine). After the demise of the GMA, the chess maven returned to Zimbabwe to concentrate on his education. He has been a Cambridge-certified Math and Science instructor for the past eight years, and is currently studying with the Institute of chartered secretaries and administrators.

His focus has now turned back to chess and he is seeking opportunities in to vie for the Grandmaster title. The issue has always been the lack of chess resources needed for such heights. Thus, IM Mamombe has broadened his scope to include the USA and the Caribbean as places he would like to lend his array of talents both as a math and science instructor and as a chess coach.

Note: Any organization in the USA and/or the Caribbean interested in contacting Mr. Mamombe can contact him via e-mail at Résumé or Curriculum Vitae available upon request.

See K. Solomon - Mamombe, Gauteng, South Africa, 1998.

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