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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Kennedy Katowa wins Zimbabwe Chess Championship

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Hi everyone,
Some more chess tournament news from Africa. Top Zambian chess player Kennedy Katowa beat defending champion Robert Gwaze to win the Zimbabwe Open Chess Championship title with eight points after 11 rounds. International master Gwaze, who was the defending champion in the tournament, had to settle for second place on 7,5 points where he was tied with Emerald Mushore, Rodwell Mukoto, Judah Simulundu, Mwali Chitumbo and Thomas Zulu. Colleta Wakuruwarehwa was the best woman chess player in the tournament.

The Zimbabwe Open Chess Championship is the country’s flagship tournament and has been hosted annually since 1961. They allow players from Zambia.

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  • At January 5, 2012 at 11:14 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

    chess has a tradition in africa though its coming to mainstream only now. thanks for all the reports about african chess players.


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