Chivese wins interbank chess

The Institute of Bankers of Zimbabwe hosted a chess tournament at Stan Chart Sports club. The tournament was held from the 21st-22nd of September.

Thirteen banks took part in this chess tournament which had a lot of interesting competition. The tournament was so pulsating that the brains behind the banking institutes had to take a rest from their busy schedules to settle down and mate each other over the checked board.

On individual performances, Ivan Chivese of POSB was the winner with 7.5 points out of the 8 games which they played. He drew one game in the whole tournament against the Stanbic Bank chess player who fought tirelessly in their game resulting in a hard-fought game. David Mudzimba of FBC Bank came second ahead of the Stanbic bank chess player. There was a tie on second position with players finishing half a point behind the winner.  The winners got some medals for their efforts. On the teams results Commercial Bank of Zimbabwe (CBZ) came first with 32.5 points half a point ahead of FBC Bank who had 32 points, while in third place was ZB bank who had 31 points. The three teams were the best teams for the podium finishing banks.

First Capital Bank came fourth with 27 points followed by Agri-Bank that had 25.5 points, RBZ 25 points, Steward Bank 24 points, Banc ABC 22 points, POSB 21.5 points Nedbank 17 points, CABS 11 points while the hosts Stan Chart were the ones who got the wooden spoon with 9 points. David Mudzimba 7 points, Clive 5.5 points, Arthur Chulu had 5 points, while Nyasha Mudzungairi had 5 points, Enock had 4.5 points the total aggregate was 32 points for the best six players for FBC. The above is how the total points for each team were calculated. The FBC Bank team was coached by yours truly IO, FA, Instructor Chimbamu Victor.

The tournament was run by International Arbiter Simbarashe Murimi who was assisted by Jarmil Ndoro NA and Michael Musekiwa. The tournament went on smoothly as players battled during the two days which a lot of interesting chess with some brilliances as well as misses and blunders.

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