Bwalya leads at Angola chess Open 2019

International Master and Zambian Chess sensation Gillian Bwalya is almost on the verge of winning the Angola Chess Open.

The tournament is underway and a lot of interesting chess is being played by the players who are drawn from Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa to name but some of the countries taking part in this chess fiesta. Captain Charlie as he is affectionately known as he is on 5.5 points with three more rounds to go. By the of going to press. He mated Fide Master klassen of South Africa and International Master Soares of Angola. CM Paiva Donaldo of Mozambique will be Captain Charlie’s victim in the following round.

Spencer Masango is still on two points and hopes that he will produce some magic and win three coming rounds to finish with a respectable number of points in this star-studded field. Meanwhile, on the local scene, Harare City showed some resilience when they played a game with four of its regular players not there and the team won 4-2 in a pulsating fixture. The four players who were absent were Spencer Masango who is in Angola, Elisha Chimbamu, Farai Hamandishe and Woman Fide Master Refiloe Mudodo.

In another interesting duel, Chi-Town Masters played against CBZ and the latter won 3.5-2.5 in another cracker Zhemba Jemusse was held to a pulsating draw by Vitalis Mapuranga, while Zimbowa lost to Roy Mwadzura and also Chikwavaire dropped an important point. This culminated to a loss for the team. Norton won 4.5-1.5 against FBC.

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