Lawrence Tavagwisa in Italy there in April 2018, and he did very well flying our Zimbabwe flag very high…He was on 4points after 6 games.His next opponent (7th rnd) was Fausto Minelli from Brazil a 1957 born old horse on board 9. The 2018 World Amateur Chess Championships U2000 Section was a good hunting ground for Lawrence…..
He did very well in this World event in Italy in the next rounds..found himself on board 3 vs Denis Zakharov a Russian 1977 born in the 9th and last round! ..So far 6 points out of 8 was no fluke..! In the very important game that ensued on the Black side Lawrence reached an ending with a Queen + Bishop + 4 Pawns vs Rook + Bishop + 5 Pawns, and did some clever tactical shots and gained the Russian’s Bishop and the latter resigned…it was sweet victory for the ghetto Mufakose Harare based young man! He finished with 7/9 a good enough score for the podium…!