Zim Open 2016/17 kicks off…!
Zimbabwe Open Chess tournament organized by the Zimbabwe Chess Federation (ZCF) kicked off on Saturday the 31st of December 2016. Venue is the traditional POSB Causeway in Harare. Its going to be an 8 round event ending on Monday the 2nd of January 2017, and 96 participants are battling for honours with the 1st prize being US$400. On the time of posting the 6th round is underway and here is the top 5 board pairing:
1st; Zhemba Jemusse 5pts vs Daniel Jere (ZAM) 5pts
2nd; Elisha Chimbamu 4.5pts vs Elisha Thabo 4pts
3rd; Spencer Masango 4pts vs Terence Mukovhiya 4pts
4th; Emarald Mushore 4pts vs Walter Tigere 4pts
5th; Mugove Muririma 4pts vs Vitalis Mapuranga 4pts
Zhemba there facing the tough Zambian International Master Daniel Jere on board 1! Only two Zambians are taking part this time in this chess event IM Jere and wife Eppah Tembo. Elton Mhangarai, Toby, Ivan Chivese, Clive Mphambela are running the event. All the best to all taking part!