At the end of round 4, IM Chitumbo Mwali from Zambia shared the lead on 3.5/4 with unrated Vitalis Mapuranga and 8th seed, Kudakwashe Sibanda from Zimbabwe. IM’s Rodwell Makoto and Kelvin Chumfwa were both lurking half a point back on 3/4.
The prestige section attracted a total of 46 players while the open section has attracted a field in excess of 150! The large number of juniors in the open section definitely bodes well for the next generation of chess players in Zimbabwe.
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