IM Gwaze the first Zimbabwean to play at the Chess World Cup
By Victor Chimbamu
JUNE 27, 2021
The youngest lethal chess player to come out of Zimbabwe in this generation so far is International Master Robert Gwaze as far as chess is concerned in Zimbabwe.
International Master Robert Gwaze the youngest International Master to come from Zimbabwe started playing chess at a tender age playing for the Glen Norah Gunners a club which was founded in Glen Norah which is one of the ghettos. This became a home of chess after the rise of the club and players who were young some who included the likes of Tinashe Tafira, Spencer Masango, Anold Huruva, Bismack Bhobhojani and John Chibvuri.
He did his primary education in Glen Norah before moving to Mount Pleasant for his form one. He never went up to Ordinary Level at Mt. Pleasant High school, he moved to Prince Edward High School which offered him a scholarship for chess. He came from the dusty streets of Glen Norah to become a young senior National Champion in 1997 when he was 15 years and Africa’s best in 1998 when he became Africa Junior Champion.