IM Simutowe arrives in the U.S. to play in the first of four tournaments!

IM Amon Simutowe arrived in the U.S. on the 2nd of June in quest of his third and final GM norm. The young Zambian IM will make his debut in the U.S. chess circuit and will prove to be a test of stamina and perseverance as he will play in four tournaments in eight weeks! The schedule is as follows: International (June 4-13), NYC Mayor International (June 18-26), the World Open (June 30-July 8), and the Wilbert Paige Memorial (July 14-23).  Amon will be put to the test as he will face stiff competition in each of his tournaments. The first will be a Category IX event with a GM norm being 6 points. Perhaps Amon will receive the most attention when he competes at the World Open. There he will meet a host of enthusiastic Black chess players who are anxious to see him succeed in winning his GM title. In addition to his grueling summer schedule, Amon will end the summer by competing in the World Junior Championships, a tournament he came close to winning last year as he tied for second behind GM Lazaro Bruzon of Cuba.  Chess enthusiasts can follow these tournaments at the Internet Chess Club. Let's cheer for our Zambian brother!!

Posted by The Chess Drum: 3 June 2001

IM Amon Simutowe