Chess Olympiads roar into life

Zimbabwe chess teams for both men and women are taking paert in the 43rd chess olympiad games being held in Batumi, Georgia. The tournament started on a very bad note for the team as they both lost their opening games to the highly rated chess teams. Men's team lost to Argentina four nil. While the ladies also fell by the same margin.

The men’s team is being led by International Master Rodwell Makoto who is now based in South Africa, The officer and current National Chess champion Emerald Mushore is on board two while the former national champion Zhemba Jemmusse is playing on board three. The fourth board is occupied by Spencer Masango while Elisha Thabo is on reserve.
The ladies team is composed of WCM Kudzai Charinda, Colleta Wakuruwarehwa, WCM Christine Makwena, WCM Paidaishe Zengeni and Nomalungelo Matheis on reserve. The first games were not favourable for both teams but they gained momentum in round two. Men’s team won 3.5-0.5 Makoto, Mushore and Masango won their games while Zhemba drew his game and this boosted the team’s confidence. The ladies proved to be too strong for the Tunis ladies who they defeated 2.5-1.5. Kudzai Charinda drew her game while Colleta lost her game. WCMs Makwena and Paidaishe

Zengeni won their games to earn Zimbabwe two points for the win. Today the teams are expected to play some pulsating games. The men’s team will battle it out against Mexico who lost to Argentina which also defeated the Zimbabwe men’s team. All the best as the teams battle it out today.

Board Pairings – Open
Round 1 on 2018/09/24 at 15:00
Bo.    110      Zimbabwe (ZIM)    Rtg    –    20      Argentina (ARG)    Rtg    0 : 4
19.1    IM
Makoto, Rodwell
2338    –    GM
Mareco, Sandro
2649    0 – 1
19.2
Mushore, Emarald Takudzwa
2152    –    GM
Peralta, Fernando
2569    0 – 1
19.3
Zhemba, Jemusse
2138    –    GM
Pichot, Alan
2562    0 – 1
19.4
Masango, Spencer
2121    –    GM
Perez Ponsa, Federico
2548    0 – 1
Round 2 on 2018/09/25 at 15:00
Bo.    167      Nauru (NRU)    Rtg    –    110      Zimbabwe (ZIM)    Rtg    ½ :3½
81.1
Gadeanang, Andrew
1551    –    IM
Makoto, Rodwell
2338    0 – 1
81.2
Dabuae, David
1723    –
Mushore, Emarald Takudzwa
2152    0 – 1
81.3
Taleka, Jed Selu
1723    –
Zhemba, Jemusse
2138    ½ – ½
81.4
Dube, Rene
1743    –
Masango, Spencer
2121    0 – 1
Round 3 on 2018/09/26 at 15:00
Bo.    75      Mexico (MEX)    Rtg    –    110      Zimbabwe (ZIM)    Rtg    0 : 0
54.1    FM
Cofre Archibold, Nestor
2346    –    IM
Makoto, Rodwell
2338
54.2    FM
Rojas Alarcon, Julian Antonio
2387    –
Mushore, Emarald Takudzwa
2152
54.3
Tello Chavez, Isaac Valent
2319    –
Zhemba, Jemusse
2138
54.4
Garcia Almaguer, Juan Manuel
2229    –
Masango, Spencer
2121

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