Amon Simutowe is the Texas State Champion!

International Master Amon Simutowe won the Texas State Championship with a perfect 7-0 score. Reminiscent of the tournament wins he garnered in the past, the Zambian national defeated the #2, #3 and #4 players enroute to his crown.

After coming off of a strong showing in the
HB Global Chess Challenge, the 23-year old star at the University of Texas-Dallas is beginning to show good results and hopes to carry the momentum into the African Championships which will be held July in his native country of Zambia.

A stellar finance and economics student, he also has his sights set on tournaments in Europe in the near future in hopes to earn his 3rd and final GM norm.


IM Amon Simutowe, 2005 Texas State Champion

IM Amon Simutowe
(Photo by Daaim Shabazz)

Posted by The Chess Drum: 5 June 2005