CHRISTINE MAKWENA WINS THE 2018 ZIM FIDE RATED WOMEN’S CHAMPIONSHIP…!

by John Chibvuri

The 2018 Zimbabwe Women National Chess Champion…Christine Makwena (right in pic below), she won it with a brilliant 8/9!..congrats!!


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EVENT DATE: AUGUST SAT 11th – TUE 14th
VENUE: POSB CAUSEWAY, 3rd/CENTRAL AVENUE HARARE

Her brilliant run…

Player info

NameMAKWENA CHRISTINE
Starting rank4
Rating1559
Rating national0
Rating international1559
Performance rating1693
FIDE rtg +/-67,2
Points8
Rank1
FederationZIM
Ident-Number0
Fide-ID11003391
Rd.Bo.SNoNameRtgFEDPts.Res.
1416MUKUHWA PRUDENCE0ZIM4,0w 1
249CHIKWAVAIRE TANAKA0ZIM5,0s 1
327PUMUYO BRIDGET1464ZIM5,0w 1
415ZENGENI PAIDAISHE1546ZIM5,0s 1
516SHABA LINDA1491ZIM7,0w 1
611CHARINDA KUDZANAYI1737ZIM7,0s ½
7119NYAKUDYA MIRACLE LINAH0ZIM6,0w 1
813ZENGENI TATENDA MELISA1609ZIM6,0s ½
918CHAPARADZA TALIDYNE1228ZIM5,0w 1

It seems she has gained a lot of experience by competing in the African top chess event (in pic- the 2018 African Championship) in Livingstone Zambia a couple of months back where she scored a good 4.5pts out of 9, and not bad for a ‘rookie’ in that event.

2018 Zim Women Chess Championship at Causeway POSB Harare. In pic Ladies heavyweights Tatenda Zengeni and Kudzanayi Charinda in a bruising battle on board 2 in the 9th and last round. The game ended peacefully sharing the point.. This means Kudzanayi came joint 2nd with Linda Shaba on 7pts out of 9. This means the Winner of the 2018 Zim Ladies Championship is the splendid performer and greatly improved Christine Makwena who played the best games of her life in this Ladies top event of 2018. She didn’t lose any game as she collected a brilliant 8pts! She drew Kudzanayi and Tatenda in the 6th and 8th rounds respectively…Well played Makwena!

Meanwhile it was a battle for 2nd place as the ‘Legend’ Miles Cochrane looks on (in pic below)…

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Top 10 Ladies…(24 Players were in this section)

Final Ranking crosstable after 9 Rounds

Rk.NameRtgFED1.Rd2.Rd3.Rd4.Rd5.Rd6.Rd7.Rd8.Rd9.RdPts.TB1TB2TB3
1MAKWENA CHRISTINE1559ZIM15w110b111w16b12w13b½4w15b½7w18,00,0439,0
2SHABA LINDA1491ZIM4w13b15w111b11b07w16w110b09b17,01,0539,0

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