Team Profile

Robert Gwaze won the African Junior Championship in 1999 and, as a result, earned his IM title at age 17. He leads a cadre of young players considered to be the next guard for African chess.

Veteran
IM Kudzanai Mamombe will not make the trip to Bled, so Zimbabwe will have to rely on the services of a relatively inexperienced team. In the first two rounds in Bled, Gwaze has already defeated two fellow IMs. Perhaps we will finally see the potential in this attacking player.


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Zimbabwe's Menís Team (front, from left to right) IM Robert Gwaze (Bd. 1), Takaedza Chipanga (Bd. 2), Michael Luberto (Bd. 3) and Charles Chakanyuka (Bd. 4); from left to right (in the rear), Wisdom Chikwanda (Bd. 5), Rangariral Karumazondo (Bd. 6) and Charles Kuwaza, (captain). Copyright © Jerry Bibuld, 2002.

2002 Men's Team: (front row, from left to right), IM Robert Gwaze (Bd. 1), Takaedza Chipanga (Bd. 2), Michael Luberto (Bd. 3) and Charles Chakanyuka (Bd. 4); (in the rear, from left to right), Wisdom Chikwanda (Bd. 5), Rangariral Karumazondo (Bd. 6) and Charles Kuwaza, (captain). Photo by Jerry Bibuld.