Chess NewsMwadzura holds IM Kobese by John Chibvuri October 19, 2020October 19, 2020 written by John Chibvuri October 19, 2020October 19, 2020The Team Zim Players..Mwadzura holds IM Kobese19.10.202012:16by Victor Chimbamu (The Zimbabwean Online)Roy Mwadzura was to prove a point as he managed to hold International Masters Providence Oathlotse and Watu Kobese of Botswana and South Africa respectively.The young player who stood in the shoes of thelikes of International Master Robert Gwaze, IM Rodwell Makoto so asMandizha Farai. This was a very interesting feat to carry theshoulders of everyone on board one. His experience in the onlineOlympiad chess tournament gave him the impetus to be able to withstandthe pressure from the Zone 4.5 chess tournament which was the SouthernAfrican chess championships in which team Zimbabwe played.The playerswere almost of the same strength save for just a few outstandingindividuals who had the highest ratings like the IMs from SouthAfrica, Botswana and Angola. Zimbabwe narrowly lost to South Africa6-4 in a pulsating encounter in which there was a controversialdecision on WCM Refiloe Mudodo’s game wich would have the country adraw against South Africa, alas that was not to be as the Arbitersdecided otherwise.Another Zimbabwean who was on fire was CyrilChigodo who won seven out of the eight games he played. he was on fireafter faltering in the first round he never looked back as he wonall the remaining games which he played. He defeated Candidate MasterMusatwe Simutowe of Zambia on board two, he was also a winner againstthe (top) South African player.Making him one of the players who hadpositive scores against the strong teams in the pool. Woman CandidateMaster Kudzanai Charinda was also best performing as she never lost asingle game. she won five and drew two games getting the team’s mostimportant results and avoiding a whitewash.The team comprised ofsenior players from the males as well as the senior ladies , juniorladies under 20 as well junior boys under 20. The juniors played well.These included: WCM Rumbidzai Mawire, WCM Refiloe Mudodo, LeeroyMpala, Farai Hamandishe, and Muzhingi Taurai ; were the juniors. TapiwaGora, Kudakwashe Sibanda and Vitalis Mapuranga were the reserves.Everyone played a part in the team’s success though the team did nothave a podium finish.They defeated Lesotho, Namibia and Eswathini.Their game against Namibia produced a whitewash. Eswathini lost by8.5-1.5 while Lesotho lost 7.5-2.5. The other games were not good forZimbabwe as network caused a lot of problems in round one againstBotswana in which the team lost 2.5-7.5, Zambia team Zimbabwe lost by3.5-7.5 while the penultimate round was a heartbreaking loss againstAngola. Tapiwa Gora, and Cyril Chigodo won their games while KudzanaiCharinda drew her game. 0 comment 0FacebookTwitterWhatsappEmail John Chibvuri previous post Africa Zone 4.5 ..More Pics next post ZONE 4.5 SOUTHERN AFRICA BOARD PRIZES Related PostsZimbabwe National High Schools Individual Championships-NASH….GIRLS SECTION May 25, 2018 The Zim Team In Pics…2019 All Africa Games... August 29, 2019Events In December!….’King’ Zhemba Jemusse wins Zim Open…!! January 13, 2018 Error Correction for the post : In pic:Tawananyasha... March 4, 2016Young girls, future Queens… February 4, 2018August a very great chess month!..The African Schools... September 1, 2017 Well played Roy in Zambia…! July 9, 2019 SOME AFRICAN YOUTH CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015 LUSAKA ZAMBIA... December 18, 2015 Zim Champ Emarald Mushore clinches Easter Open 2019… April 21, 2019Did You Know?…The Early Knights Chess Academy Zimbabwe... August 6, 2018Leave a Comment Cancel ReplySave my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.