On board 2 Anesu Gwezere of Goromonzi shared the spoils. Panashe Gatsi won another interesting game which saw him threatening an inevitable checkmate that was a delight to their coach. Kudzaishe Manyanya won a scintillating game which was the decider of the matches on the day as the teams were tied on 2,5 all.
He won the game to cap it up all and win it for the school. Goromonzi dismissed a much fancied St.Johns Emerald Hill 4-2. Paidaishe Zengeni was the star player of the day after defeating Anesu Gwezere on board 2. Anotidaishe Gota lost to Donald Chiwundura and Gromonzi won on the other four boards to complete the win.
Mabvuku played against Prince Edward School team which was also strong.On board one FM Matemavi played against Jeremiah Jekera,while Lawrence Tavagwisa faced Munyaradzi Thom who had a daunting task of stopping the attacker. Tavagwisa won his game as wellas Alpha Chaendera who was on board 3 against Thomas Amin.The game went on to a rook ending with pawns and Alpha won it technically in a typically lucena position.
Prince Edward lost on boards 4,5 and 6. Matemavi and Jekera's game was the last game to be finished and it was finished in a blitz ending. Matemavi lost under time pressure in a tricky position which he had a pair of rooks and pawns versus a King ,Queen and pawns. In the next game Mabvuku dismissed St.Johns Emerald Hill 5-1.
Paidaishe Zengeni was the star player of the day as he dismissed Munyaradzi Thom in a pulsating game. Donald Chiwundura lost to Trevor Macheka who was on board four. Trevor is a solid player who is very cautious and had to maintan his gain to the end of the game. Tariro Mwendamberi lost to Brian Shokoni and Solomon Chimuzura won on board 6 to complete the victory for Mabvuku.
Meanwhile St.Georges only played one game against Dominican Convent and failed to play other games saying that they did not have a strong team ,but St.Johns actually fielde 5 players and four respectively. Food for thought.
Churchill boys High are leading in Division 2 with 8 wins and 2 draws against Mazowe. The turnout this time was very big and it was full of checks and check mates. Next two weeks Prince Edward will host a chess festival of four players per team. 5 October is the date for the tourney. You can get in touch with Mr Bepe for further details. Am out.Post published in: Sport