Young man Tapiwa Jele (right) played two tough opening games in this top closed National event , first with Elisha Chimbamu then with the best ever Knights legend Zhemba Jemusse. To be the best play with the best..he shall rise one day! Zhemba edged the tough tactical horse Bhobhojani in his other game.
The experienced and tough Spencer Masango had two draws on the opening day against Emarald Mushore and Elisha Thabo. Mushore also had the same performance, got the other draw from Darare.
Vitalis Mapuranga had a bad start, hope he will pick up and revive his dream Easter Open performance..He lost all his games on this day vs Roy Mwadzura and Heath Darare. The on fire Elisha Chimbamu polished neatly the rookies Jele and Mwadzura …giving the youngsters one or two things to learn.
Elisha Thabo had a promising start drew Masango and beat Bhobhojani..
A superb show as well for Candidates 2016 joint winner Heath Darare, beating Vitalis Mapuranga and sharing a point with the top seasoned player Emarald Mushore. Well done!