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2024 Bank Windhoek Namibia Open – IM Robert Gwaze triumphs

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2024 Bank Windhoek Namibia Open – IM Robert Gwaze triumphs

The 2024 Bank Windhoek Namibia Open ended last week with IM Robert Gwaze of Zimbabwe coming out of retirement to win it with a perfect 7/7 score.  He took home NAD 7,000 (or approximately USD 400).

Timothy Kabwe from Zambia was second with 5.5 points, while 2024 Namibian National Champion Heskiel Ndahangwapo grabbed the third sport with five points.

IM Robert Gwaze of Zimbabwe
IM Robert Gwaze of Zimbabwe.

IM Robert Gwaze won the 1998 African Junior Chess Championship in Nairobi and has authored a book titled Life & Games of Robert Gwaze‘.

Life & Games of Robert Gwaze.

Ladies Section

WIM Esperanca Caxita of Angola emerged victorious with 6.5 points and won a cash prize of NAM 5,000 (USD 300).  WCM Jamie-Nicole Beukes and WCM Jolly-Joice Nepando claimed the second and third positions, respectively, in this category.

WIM Esperanca Caxita of Angola
WIM Esperanca Caxita of Angola.

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Event details

The five-day tournament at the Windhoek Golf CourseNamibia, was a true celebration of diversity and inclusivity.  It saw 108 players from various backgrounds and age groups, competing across four Sections: Open (40 players), Women (16 players), Veteran (4 players), and Junior boys and girls (48 players).

The playing hall.
WCM Jamie-Nicole Beukes in action.
2024 Bank Windhoek Namibia Open
Event poster.
2024 Bank Windhoek Namibia Open
Event poster.

Links

The 2024 Namibia Open on chess-results.com.

PGNs from The 2024 Bank Windhoek Open on lichess.org.

The 2024 Namibian National Chess Championship on chess-results.com.

2024 Namibian National Chess Championship (Open) on lichess.org.

2024 Namibian National Chess Championship (Ladies) on lichess.org.

Heskiel Ndahanguapo is the 2023 Namibian Chess Championship.

2023 Namibian Chess Championship on chess-results.com.

CM Charles Eichab & WFM Shipindo crowned 2022 Namibian Champions.

Jemusse Zhemba wins 2021 Namibia Open.

IM Dante Beukes & WCM Lishen Mentile Crowned 2021 Namibia Champions

IM Bwalya wins Namibia Open 2018.

CM Charles Eichab elected President of the Namibian Chess Federation.

2021 Namibian Closed Chess Championship – Ladies Section – standing and results.

2021 Namibian Closed Chess Championship – Open Section – standings and results.

2023 Namibia Open on chess-results.com.

2023 Namibia Open Ladies Section on chess-results.com.

PGN Viewer for the 2023 Namibia Open.

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Article by Kenya Chess Masala.