Fide zone 3 team chess championship maputo (Mozambique), 14th – 19th July 2008

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Maputo (Mozambique), 14th19th July 2008

Captains Log by Advocate Lyndon Bouah

The Zone 4.3 Team Championships is being held for the first time. FIDE, the world chess Federation is geographically organized by continent, zone and country. The FIDE Directory of 2003 listed 166 countries split into 21 zones, which are further aggregated into 4 continents.

Africa is divided into three zones which are basically geographically based. Zone 4.3 thus consists of the following countries in alphabetical order, Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
At this particular event five countries are competing. The countries are Angola, South Africa, Botswana, Burundi and the host Mozambique. Interestingly Angola and Botswana traveled by road to Maputo. Each member country is entitled to field one team and the host may field a second team which they have declined to do. The team comprises of four players with one reserve.
There are three trophies for the first three places and then board prizes. Top Board will receive $250, second board $200, $150 for third, $100 for fourth and $50 for fifth board.

The event is being played as a double round robin and will thus have 8 rounds. Each day the games start at 10am and the next round at 16h00.

The respective teams are as follows:
South Africa

  1. IM David Gluckman

  2. FM Nick van der Nat

  3. Johan Steenkamp

  4. Calvin Klaasen

  5. Kgaugelo Moshetle

Lyndon Bouah is the non playing captain.


  1. Oatlhotse Providence

  2. Ignatius Njobvu

  3. Phelelo Khetho

  4. Tebogo Pitlagano

  5. Barileng Gaealafshwe


  1. Ndikumana Yves

  2. Muheto Dieudonne

  3. Daniel Kigali

  4. Nimuboan Adelin

  5. Ntagasigumwami Deo (captain)


1. Viageiro Mateus

2. Wilson Calicoca

3. Miguel Mucungoma

4. Mariano Maia

5. Pedro Ventura

  1. IM Aderito Pedro

  2. FM Catarino Domingos

  3. Eduardo Pascoal

  4. IM Agnelo Amarin

  5. Joao Simoes

So why Mozambique I hear you asking! Mozambique has not hosted many chess events. They hosted during the late 1990’s an African Junior Championships. They regularly send players to compete in the African Individual championships. They have also sent players to a few Olympiads as well making their debut in 1996 in Armenia.

Mozambique officially is the Republic of Mozambique is a country in southeastern Africa, bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawia and Zambia to the northwest Zimbabwe to the west and Swaziland and South Africa to the southwest. It was explored by Vasco da Gama in 1498 ( yes the same guy we all read about in primary school!) and colonized by Portugal in 1505. By 1510 The Portuguese had control of all the former sultanates on the east African coast. Portuguese trading posts and forts became regular ports of call on the new route to the east. ( Wikipedia)

In ancient times gold and, ivory and slaves from Zimbabwe were exported through the ports of Mozambique Island and Sofala. These trading centres were the southern most points of Islamic influence which had been created along the East African coast.

According to the CIA World Factbook Mozambique obtained their independence from Portugal on 25 June 1975. Economic dependence on South Africa, a severe drought and a prolonged civil war hindered the country’s development until the 1990’s. The ruling Front for the Liberation of Mozambique ( Frelimo) party obtained formally abandoned Marxism in 1989, and a new constitution the following year provided for multiparty elections and a free market economy.
A United Nations peace agreement between Frelimo and the Mozambique National Resistance forces ended the fighting in 1992. In December 1994 Mozambique underwent a transition when Mr. Joaquim Chissano stepped down after 18 years in office. His elected successor Mr. Armando Emelio Guebuza has continued the sound economic policies that encouraged foreign investment. Mozambique has seen very strong economic growth since the end of the civil war largely due to post-conflict reconstruction.

Round 1
So at 11h30 on a sunny Maputo day the zone 4.3 championships kicked off. We decided at the captains meeting last night that Angola will get the bye because of their driving heroics!
We were paired against minnows Burundi. It was their international event. On board On Board One the Burundi board one held on for quite some time before being overpowered by International Master Gluckman. The game did go the distance in terms of time.
On board two Nicholas was happy to go to a line where Black held all the trumps. He expressed his surprise that White chose 11. Kd2?! Enjoy Nicholas’s technique.
On board three Johan soon had his opponent at sixes and sevens when he employed an unorthodox opening.

On board four Calvin like Johan making their debut for the senior Protea team was a bit nervous! He however secured the point after fifty moves after missing a clear piece win on move 33 with Kg5! Instead of Kg7. He responded after the game that he saw a clear winning plan already so there was no reason to deviate from his intention of queening a pawn!

A good start for SA! Botswana beat the hosts 3.5/0.5
Standings after round one
1. SA 4/4

2. Botswana 3.5/4

3. Mozambique 0.5/4

4. Angola bye

5. Burundi 0/4
(1) Muheto ,D - Van der Nat,N [B39]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (1), 15.07.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 g6 5.c4 Bg7 6.Be3 Nf6 7.Nc3 Ng4 8.Nxc6 Nxe3 9.Nxd8 Nxd1 10.Rxd1 Kxd8 11.Kd2 b6 12.b3 Bb7 13.f3 Rc8 14.Nd5 e6 15.Nc3 Ke7 16.h4 h5 17.Bd3 Rhd8 18.Rhe1 Be5 19.Ne2 f5 20.exf5 gxf5 21.Nc3 Kf6 22.Re2 d5 23.Rde1 dxc4 24.bxc4 Bf4+ 25.Kc2 e5 26.Rh1 Ba6 27.Rh3 Rxd3 28.Kxd3 Bxc4+ 29.Kc2 Bxe2 30.Kb2 Bf1 31.Nd5+ Ke6 32.Nxf4+ exf4 33.Rh1 Bxg2 34.Re1+ Kf6 35.Rg1 Bxf3 36.Rf1 Be4 37.Rxf4 Ke5 38.Rf1 Rc2+ 39.Kb3 Rh2 0–1
(2) Steenkamp,J - Kigali,D [A41]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (1), 15.07.2008

1.Nf3 d6 2.d4 c6 3.e4 Qc7 4.Nc3 Nd7 5.Bc4 h6 6.0–0 e5 7.a4 a6 8.a5 Ngf6 9.Re1 Be7 10.Ba2 0–0 11.h3 Re8 12.Be3 Nf8 13.Qd2 Ne6 14.b4 Nh5 15.Rad1 Nef4 16.Ne2 Ne6 17.d5 Nef4 18.Nxf4 exf4 19.Bb6 Qd7 20.e5 Rf8 21.exd6 Bd8 22.dxc6 bxc6 23.Ne5 Qf5 24.Bxd8 f3 25.g4 Qf4 26.Qxf4 Nxf4 27.Be7 Be6 28.Bxe6 Nxe6 29.Bxf8 Rxf8 30.d7 Nd8 31.Nc4 Ne6 32.Rxe6 1–0

(3) Nimubona,A - Klaasen,C [B25]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (1), 15.07.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Nc3 Nf6 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 g6 6.d3 Bg7 7.0–0 0–0 8.Re1 e5 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bxf6 Bxf6 11.Nd5 Bg7 12.c3 Be6 13.c4 Ne7 14.b3 Qd7 15.Rb1 Bxd5 16.cxd5 a5 17.a4 Rfb8 18.Nd2 b5 19.Bf3 h5 20.Nf1 Bh6 21.Ne3 Bxe3 22.fxe3 bxa4 23.bxa4 Rb4 24.Rxb4 axb4 25.g4 Qxa4 26.Qxa4 Rxa4 27.gxh5 Nc8 28.Rf1 Nb6 29.h6 Ra7 30.Kg2 Kh7 31.Bd1 Kxh6 32.Rf6 Nc8 33.Bg4 Kg7 34.Rf1 Nb6 35.h4 Na4 36.Ra1 b3 37.Ra3 b2 38.Rb3 Ra6 39.Bd1 Rb6 40.Rxb6 Nxb6 41.Bc2 Na4 42.Kf2 Nc3 43.Ke1 b1Q+ 44.Bxb1 Nxb1 45.Kd1 Nc3+ 46.Kc2 Ne2 47.Kb3 Ng1 48.Kc4 Nf3 49.Kb5 Kf6 50.Kc6 Ke7 51.Kc7 Nd2 52.d4 Nxe4 53.Kc6 exd4 0–1

(4) Maia,M - Khetho,P [B47]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (1), 15.07.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 e6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 a6 5.Nc3 Nc6 6.Be2 Qc7 7.0–0 b5 8.a3 Bb7 9.Be3 Nf6 10.f4 d6 11.Kh1 Be7 12.Qe1 Nxd4 13.Bxd4 0–0 14.Qg3 Rfd8 15.Bd3 Ne8 16.Rad1 Bf6 17.e5 dxe5 18.Bxe5 Bxe5 19.fxe5 g6 20.Qf4 Rd7 21.Rde1 Rad8 22.Qh6 Qc5 23.Ne2 Qxe5 24.b3 Qg7 25.Qh4 e5 26.a4 Nd6 27.Nc3 bxa4 28.Nxa4 e4 29.Be2 Qe5 30.c4 Nf5 31.Qg5 h6 32.Qc1 Rd2 33.c5 Ne3 34.Rg1 Nc2 35.Rd1 e3 36.Nb2 Qg5 37.Rxd2 Rxd2 38.Qf1 Nd4 39.Bc4 Rf2 40.Bxf7+ Kxf7 41.Qc4+ Bd5 0–1
(5) Tebogo,P - Ventura,P [B12]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (1), 15.07.2008

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d6 3.Be3 g6 4.Bc4 Nf6 5.Nd2 Nbd7 6.f3 Bg7 7.Ne2 b5 8.Bb3 a6 9.g4 Qc7 10.Ng3 Nb6 11.c3 c5 12.Rc1 c4 13.Bc2 h5 14.g5 Nfd7 15.h4 Bb7 16.Qe2 e5 17.Kf2 Rf8 18.Kg2 Nc8 19.Rhd1 Ne7 20.d5 f6 21.b3 cxb3 22.Nxb3 fxg5 23.hxg5 Nc8 24.Bd3 Qd8 25.c4 bxc4 26.Rxc4 Rf4 27.Bxf4 exf4 28.Nh1 Qxg5+ 29.Kf1 Ncb6 30.Rc7 Bc8 31.Qg2 Qf6 32.Nf2 Na4 33.Rdc1 Nac5 34.Be2 Kd8 35.Rc6 Nxb3 36.axb3 g5 37.Nd3 Rb8 38.Qg1 Ne5 39.Nxe5 Bh3+ 40.Ke1 Qxe5 41.Qa7 Rxb3 42.Qc7+ Ke8 43.Rxd6 Qe7 44.Qxe7+ Kxe7 45.Rxa6 Bd7 46.Ra7 Bd4 47.Rac7 g4 48.fxg4 f3 49.Bxf3 Rxf3 50.gxh5 Kd6 51.R1c4 Be5 52.h6 Bg3+ 53.Ke2 Rf7 54.R4c6+ Ke5 55.Rxd7 Rxd7 56.Re6+ Kf4 57.Kd3 Kg5 58.Kd4 Bf2+ 59.Kc4 Rc7+ 60.Kb5 Rc1 61.d6 Bg3 62.e5 Kf5 63.h7 Rc8 64.Re7 Bxe5 65.d7 Rb8+ 66.Kc6 Bf6 67.Re8 1–0

(6) Gluckman,D - Ndikumana,Y [D31]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (1), 15.07.2008

1.d4 d5 2.c4 e6 3.Nc3 c6 4.e4 dxc4 5.Bxc4 Bb4 6.Nf3 Ne7 7.0–0 Nd7 8.Bg5 h6 9.Be3 Ng6 10.Qb3 Qe7 11.Rad1 Nb6 12.Be2 Bd7 13.e5 Nd5 14.Nxd5 cxd5 15.a3 Ba5 16.Qxb7 0–0 17.Qa6 Bb6 18.Bd2 Rfc8 19.Rc1 Rcb8 20.Bb4 Qd8 21.g3 Bc8 22.Qd3 a5 23.Bd6 Ba6 24.Qd2 Bxe2 25.Qxe2 Rb7 26.Rc2 Ne7 27.Bxe7 Qxe7 28.Rfc1 Rd7 29.Rc6 Qd8 30.Qe3 1–0

(7) Njobvu,I - Calicoca,W [D02]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (1), 15.07.2008

1.d4 d5 2.Nf3 c6 3.e3 Bg4 4.h3 Bh5 5.c4 e6 6.Nc3 Nd7 7.Bd3 Ngf6 8.Qc2 Bxf3 9.gxf3 Nb6 10.c5 Nbd7 11.b4 e5 12.Bd2 exd4 13.exd4 Be7 14.Ne2 0–0 15.h4 Re8 16.Kf1 Nf8 17.h5 N6d7 18.Rb1 Rc8 19.Rg1 Bf6 20.Be3 Kh8 21.Ng3 g6 22.Rh1 Kg8 23.Kg2 Bg7 24.Rh3 Ne6 25.Rbh1 Ndf8 26.Ne2 b6 27.f4 f5 28.Rg3 Qf6 29.h6 Bh8 30.Bxf5 bxc5 31.bxc5 Rb8 32.Bd3 Kf7 33.f5 gxf5 34.Bxf5 Ke7 35.Bxh7 Nxh7 36.Qxh7+ Qf7 37.Qd3 Rg8 38.Qa6 Rxg3+ 39.Nxg3 Kf8 40.Qxc6 Rd8 41.Rh5 Bxd4 42.Rf5 Bf6 43.Bg5 Nd4 44.Qxf6 Qxf6 45.Rxf6+ Ke8 46.h7 1–0

(8) Viageiro,M - Oathlhotse,P [B52]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (1), 15.07.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.0–0 Nc6 6.c4 g6 7.d4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bg7 9.Be3 Nf6 10.f3 0–0 11.Nc3 a6 12.Rc1 e6 13.Qd2 Ne5 14.b3 Rfc8 15.Na4 Qc7 16.Ne2 Nfd7 17.Rfd1 Nc5 18.Nxc5 dxc5 19.Nc3 Rd8 20.Qe2 Rxd1+ 21.Nxd1 Rd8 22.Nf2 Qa5 23.Rd1 Rxd1+ 24.Nxd1 Nc6 25.Qd2 Qa3 26.Nf2 h5 27.Nd3 b6 28.f4 Bd4 29.Bxd4 Nxd4 30.Kf2 Nc6 31.f5 exf5 32.exf5 Nd4 33.fxg6 fxg6 34.Ne5 Kg7 35.Nf3 Nxf3 36.Kxf3 b5 37.Kg3 bxc4 38.Qd7+ Kf8 39.Qd8+ Kf7 40.Qd7+ Kg8 41.Qe6+ Kf8 42.Qd6+ Ke8 43.Qxg6+ Kd7 44.Qf7+ Kc6 45.Qxc4 Qb2 46.Kh4 Qxg2 47.Qxa6+ Kd7 48.Qd3+ Ke7 49.Qe3+ Kd7 50.Qd3+ Ke7 51.Qh7+ Kd8 52.Qd3+ Ke7 53.Qe3+ Kd7 54.Qd3+ Ke7 55.Qh7+ Kd8 56.Qh8+ Kd7 57.Qh7+ Kd8 58.Qd3+ Ke7 59.Qe3+ Kd7 60.h3 Qxa2 61.Qxc5 Qxb3 62.Qf5+ ½–½

As we had a bye for round two we decided to do some teambuilding so we decided to walk 6 kilometres to the Maputo beachfront. This allowed us to see the sights and sounds of the City. We noticed that many of the streets were named after historical figures like Karl Marx, Ho Chi Min and the ever present Mugabe street.

A the beachfront when we finally arrived the team decided to beef up a bit so we had for the first time Seafood Espetada Kebab which consists of a number of seafood dishes placed on a kebab. It was delicious and we made a note to return later in the week. We met and saw many South Africans working here in Maputo.
Mr. Eddie Price is the International Arbiter for the event. After handing in our team for round three we were able to prepare for round three.

Round 2
As we had a bye in round two I simply attach the games for your enjoyment.

Angola beat Botswana 2.5 to1.5 which I was pleased most. Mozambique beat Burundi 4.0

The standings after round two was:
1. Mozambique 4.5/8

2. Botswana 5/8

3. South Africa 4/4

4. Angola 2.5/4

5. Burundi 0/8
The team now prepared for the Round three and it was decided to rest Calvin and that Kgaugelo would make his debut against Botswana.
Pedro,A - Oathlhotse,P [B96]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (2), 15.07.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Nbd7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0–0–0 b5 10.e5 Bb7 11.Qh3 dxe5 12.Nxe6 fxe6 13.Qxe6+ Be7 14.Bxb5 axb5 15.Nxb5 Qc6 16.Nd6+ Kd8 17.fxe5 Kc7 18.Bxf6 gxf6 19.Qxe7 Rxa2 20.Nxb7 Ra1+ 21.Kd2 Qd5+ 22.Ke2 Qe4+ 23.Kd2 Qd5+ 24.Ke2 Qxg2+ 25.Ke3 Qh3+ 26.Kf2 Qf5+ 27.Ke3 Qh3+ 28.Kf2 Qf5+ 29.Ke3 Qh3+ 30.Kf2 ½–½

Njobvu,I - Domingos,C [A47]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (2), 15.07.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 e6 3.e3 b6 4.Bd3 Bb7 5.Nbd2 c5 6.0–0 cxd4 7.exd4 Be7 8.Qe2 d6 9.c3 Nbd7 10.Re1 0–0 11.Ng5 g6 12.f4 Nh5 13.Ndf3 Ng7 14.Bd2 Re8 15.Qf2 a6 16.Re2 Nf8 17.Rae1 b5 18.a3 Bc6 19.Bc1 Qc7 20.h3 Bd5 21.Nh2 f6 22.Ng4 Nf5 23.Ne4 Kg7 24.Nd2 Rab8 25.Bxf5 exf5 26.Ne3 Bf7 27.Qg3 Kh8 28.Qf3 Qb7 29.Qxb7 Rxb7 30.Nc2 a5 31.Kf2 Kg7 32.Re3 g5 33.fxg5 fxg5 34.Nf3 h6 35.Rd3 Rc8 36.Ne3 Bg6 37.Rdd1 Bd8 38.d5 h5 39.Nh2 b4 40.axb4 axb4 41.cxb4 Rxb4 42.Re2 Bf6 43.g3 f4 44.Bd2 fxg3+ 45.Kxg3 0–1

Pascoal,E - Khetho,P [A48]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (2), 15.07.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 g6 3.e3 Bg7 4.c4 d6 5.Be2 0–0 6.0–0 Nbd7 7.b3 e5 8.Bb2 e4 9.Nfd2 Re8 10.Nc3 Nf8 11.Qc2 Bf5 12.b4 h5 13.Rfd1 N8h7 14.Nf1 h4 15.d5 Ng5 16.Qb3 h3 17.g3 Qc8 18.Nb5 Bg4 19.Qc2 Nf3+ 20.Bxf3 Bxf3 21.Re1 Nh7 22.Bxg7 Kxg7 23.Nd2 Ng5 24.Nd4 Qg4 25.b5 b6 26.a4 a5 27.bxa6 Rxa6 28.a5 Kh7 29.axb6 Rxb6 30.Ra7 Reb8 31.Rxc7 Rb2 32.Qc3 Bd1 33.Ne6 Nxe6 34.Rxf7+ Kh6 35.dxe6 Qxe6 36.Qg7+ Kg5 0–1
Pitlagano,T - Agnelo,A [B98]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (2), 15.07.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.f4 Be7 8.Qf3 Qc7 9.0–0–0 Nc6 10.Nb3 Bd7 11.g4 h6 12.Bxf6 Bxf6 13.Bg2 0–0–0 14.h4 g6 15.h5 Kb8 16.hxg6 fxg6 17.Rh3 Bg7 18.Kb1 Rhf8 19.Qe3 Bc8 20.Qd2 Ne7 21.Rd3 d5 22.exd5 exd5 23.Nxd5 Nxd5 24.Rxd5 Rxd5 25.Qxd5 Rxf4 26.Nc5 Qb6 27.b3 Rxg4 28.Bf3 Rg5 29.Nd7+ Bxd7 30.Qg8+ Bc8 31.Qxg7 h5 32.Kb2 Rf5 33.Be4 Rf6 34.Qg8 Qe6 35.Rd8 Qe5+ 36.c3 Rf2+ 37.Bc2 Qf5 38.Rxc8+ Qxc8 39.Qxg6 h4 40.Qg5 Qh8 41.Qg6 h3 42.b4 h2 43.Ka3 Rxc2 0–1
Ndikumana,Y - Viageiro,M [B50]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (2), 15.07.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bc4 e6 4.c3 a6 5.a4 Nf6 6.d3 Be7 7.0–0 Nc6 8.Bg5 Rb8 9.Re1 0–0 10.d4 d5 11.Bxf6 Bxf6 12.Bd3 dxe4 13.Bxe4 cxd4 14.cxd4 Nxd4 15.Nc3 Qb6 16.Rb1 Rd8 17.Qd3 g6 18.Qe3 Nxf3+ 19.Qxf3 Bg7 20.Qg3 Bd7 21.Red1 Bc6 22.Bc2 Qc5 23.Rd3 Be5 24.b4 Rxd3 25.bxc5 Rxg3 26.hxg3 Bxc3 27.Bb3 Rd8 0–1

Ventura,P - Nimubona,A [A02]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (2), 15.07.2008

1.f4 e6 2.Nf3 c5 3.e3 Nc6 4.b3 Nf6 5.Bb2 Be7 6.Bb5 d6 7.Bxc6+ bxc6 8.0–0 0–0 9.Qe1 Qc7 10.d3 h6 11.Qg3 g6 12.Qh4 Nh5 13.Qf2 Kh7 14.g4 Nf6 15.Qh4 Nd5 16.Ng5+ Bxg5 17.fxg5 e5 18.Rf3 Qe7 19.Qxh6+ 1–0

Kigali,D - Maia,M [C50]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (2), 15.07.2008

1.e4 e5 2.Bc4 Nc6 3.Nf3 Bc5 4.a3 Nf6 5.d3 d6 6.h3 h6 7.Nbd2 Bb6 8.c3 d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Ne4 0–0 11.0–0 Be6 12.Nh2 f5 13.Ng3 Qh4 14.Ne2 Rfe8 15.Nf3 Qf6 16.Ng3 Qg6 17.Ne2 Kh8 18.Qc2 f4 19.Kh1 Qh5 20.Neg1 g5 21.Nh2 Rg8 22.Qe2 g4 23.d4 gxh3 24.g3 Qg6 25.g4 exd4 26.Bd3 Qf6 27.c4 Nde7 28.Nxh3 f3 29.Qe4 Rg7 30.Rg1 Rag8 31.Bf4 h5 32.Bg5 Qf7 33.Rae1 Nd8 34.Bxe7 Qxe7 35.Nf4 0–1
Calicoca,W - Diedonne,M [B52]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (2), 15.07.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Bd7 4.Bxd7+ Qxd7 5.0–0 Nf6 6.Re1 Nc6 7.c3 e6 8.d4 cxd4 9.cxd4 d5 10.e5 Ne4 11.Nc3 Nxc3 12.bxc3 Na5 13.Rb1 Rc8 14.Qd3 Nc4 15.Nd2 Be7 16.Nxc4 Rxc4 17.Qg3 g6 18.Bh6 Rg8 19.Bd2 b6 20.f4 Qa4 21.Qd3 Kd7 22.Kh1 Rgc8 23.g4 Qa6 24.f5 Ra4 25.fxe6+ fxe6 26.Qxa6 Rxa6 27.Ra1 Ra3 28.Rf1 Rf8 29.Rxf8 Bxf8 30.Rf1 Ke8 31.Ra1 Be7 32.Kg2 Kd7 33.Kf2 b5 34.Ke2 Ra4 35.Kd3 Rc4 36.h4 a6 37.Bg5 Ra4 38.Rf1 Bxg5 39.hxg5 Rxa2 40.Rf7+ Ke8 41.Rxh7 Rg2 42.Rg7 Rg3+ 43.Kc2 Rxg4 44.Rxg6 Rg2+ 45.Kb3 Kf7 46.Rf6+ Ke7 47.g6 Kd7 48.Kb4 Rb2+ 49.Kc5 Rg2 50.Rf7+ Ke8 51.Kd6 Rxg6 52.Ra7 Rg3 53.Kxe6 Rg6+ 54.Kxd5 Rb6 55.e6 Kd8 56.Ke5 Rc6 57.d5 Rc5 58.Kd6 Rc8 59.Rh7 1–0

More Mozambique facts

The capital city is Maputo. The official language is Portuguese. The total area covered is 01 590 square kilometers.

In the 2007 census there were 21 million people.

The gross domestic product in 2005 was US$27billion.

The currency is the Mozambican metical which is trading at 3.10 to the rand.

Round 3
In round Three we had hard fought battles! IM David played an enterprising pawn sacrifice f4! Which freed up his pieces. Students should study the game for his active play.
On board two Nicholas illustrated his fine technique by outplaying Ignatius Njobvu who essayed Nf6 in a Caro- Kann which left him saddled with double pawns on the f file.
On board three Johan overpowered his opponent after his opponent went for too much with a queen and knight on the Kingside. Note the interesting mate!
On board 4 Kgaulego made his debut. He told me last night that he was going to sacrifice and then on move 44 he did! So we beat Botswana 4 nil which was a good score.
Our chief rivals Angola played their best and also won 4 nil.
Standings after round three was
1. SA 8/8

2. Angola 6.5/8

3. Mozambique 4.5/12

4. Botswana 5/12

5. Burundi 0/8

Khetho,P - Steenkamp,J [A08]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (3), 16.07.2008

1.Nf3 d5 2.g3 c5 3.Bg2 e6 4.d3 Nc6 5.Nbd2 Bd6 6.0–0 Nge7 7.e4 0–0 8.Nh4 b5 9.f4 Bb7 10.e5 Bc7 11.Ndf3 b4 12.h3 a5 13.Nh2 Bb6 14.Kh1 c4 15.dxc4 dxc4 16.Qh5 Nf5 17.Nxf5 exf5 18.c3 Qd3 19.Qf3 Rfd8 20.Qxd3 Rxd3 21.Nf3 Rad8 22.Bd2 g5 23.Be1 gxf4 24.gxf4 Ne7 25.cxb4 axb4 26.Bxb4 Ng6 27.Ne1 Rxh3# 0–1

Domingos,C - Calicoca,W [C41]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (3), 16.07.2008

1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 exd4 4.Qxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 Be7 6.Bg5 Nc6 7.Bb5 0–0 8.Bxc6 bxc6 9.0–0–0 Be6 10.Qa4 Bd7 11.Rhe1 Re8 12.e5 Nd5 13.Bxe7 Rxe7 14.Qd4 Be6 15.a3 c5 16.Qd3 c4 17.Qd2 Nxc3 18.Qxc3 d5 19.Nd4 c5 20.Nc6 Qc7 21.Nxe7+ Qxe7 22.Qf3 Rb8 23.Rxd5 c3 24.b3 Bxd5 25.Qxd5 c4 26.b4 a5 27.e6 axb4 28.exf7+ Qxf7 29.Qxf7+ Kxf7 30.axb4 Ra8 31.Kb1 Rb8 32.Re3 Rxb4+ 33.Kc1 Kf6 34.Rxc3 g5 35.Kd2 h5 36.Re3 Rb8 37.Re4 Rd8+ 38.Kc3 Rd1 39.h4 g4 40.g3 Ra1 41.Kxc4 Ra4+ 42.Kd3 Ra3+ 43.c3 Ra2 44.Re2 1–0

Maia,M - Agnelo,A [B51]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (3), 16.07.2008

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.Bb5+ Nd7 4.0–0 Ngf6 5.e5 dxe5 6.Nxe5 a6 7.Nxd7 Nxd7 8.Be2 e6 9.d4 Bd6 10.Be3 Qc7 11.h3 0–0 12.Bd3 cxd4 13.Bxd4 e5 14.Bc3 f5 15.Nd2 b5 16.Nb3 Nf6 17.f4 e4 18.Bxf6 gxf6 19.Bxb5 Bb7 20.Bc4+ Kh8 21.Bd5 Rad8 22.c4 Bxf4 23.Qe2 Bxd5 24.cxd5 Rxd5 25.Qxa6 Be3+ 26.Kh1 f4 27.Rad1 Rxd1 28.Rxd1 f3 29.gxf3 Qg3 30.Qf1 exf3 31.Nd2 f2 32.Ne4 Qf3+ 0–1
Mosetlhe,K - Pitlagano,T [D93]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (3), 16.07.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 g6 3.Nc3 d5 4.Bf4 c6 5.e3 Bg7 6.Nf3 0–0 7.Be2 Re8 8.0–0 Nh5 9.Bg5 h6 10.Bh4 Nf6 11.Ne5 Nbd7 12.f4 e6 13.c5 Qc7 14.Rc1 Nf8 15.b4 a6 16.Bd3 N6h7 17.a4 f5 18.Qb3 Bf6 19.Bg3 Bd7 20.b5 axb5 21.axb5 Reb8 22.Na4 Bxe5 23.dxe5 Qa5 24.Nb6 Qa3 25.Rc3 Qxb3 26.Rxb3 Ra7 27.Rfb1 Rd8 28.Be1 Be8 29.Bc3 Nd7 30.bxc6 bxc6 31.Bd4 Nhf8 32.Kf2 Ra5 33.Rc1 Rb8 34.Ke2 Kf7 35.Rbb1 Rb7 36.Ra1 Rba7 37.Rxa5 Rxa5 38.Nc8 Nb8 39.Rb1 Nfd7 40.Rb7 Kf8 41.Nd6 Bf7 42.Rc7 g5 43.Rc8+ Kg7 44.Nxf5+ exf5 45.e6+ Nf6 46.exf7 Nbd7 47.f8Q+ Nxf8 48.Bxf6+ Kxf6 49.Rxf8+ 1–0

Van der Nat,N - Njobvu,I [B15]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (3), 16.07.2008

1.e4 c6 2.d4 d5 3.Nc3 dxe4 4.Nxe4 Nf6 5.Nxf6+ exf6 6.Bc4 Bd6 7.Qe2+ Qe7 8.Bb3 Be6 9.Bd2 Bxb3 10.axb3 Na6 11.0–0–0 Qxe2 12.Nxe2 0–0–0 13.c3 Rhe8 14.Rhe1 Kd7 15.Ng3 Rxe1 16.Rxe1 Bxg3 17.hxg3 Re8 18.Be3 Nc7 19.c4 Ne6 20.Kd2 Ng5 21.f3 a6 22.b4 h6 23.Ra1 Ne6 24.Kd3 Nc7 25.g4 Re7 26.f4 Re6 27.f5 Re8 28.Bf4 Re7 29.b3 Re8 30.Bg3 Re7 31.Rc1 Re8 32.Rc2 Re7 33.Re2 Rxe2 34.Kxe2 Ne8 35.Bf4 Ke7 36.Kd3 Kd7 37.Kc3 Nd6 38.Bxd6 Kxd6 39.Kb2 Kc7 40.Ka3 b6 41.c5 b5 42.Kb2 Kd7 43.Kc3 Kc7 44.Kd3 Kd7 45.Ke4 Kc7 46.d5 Kd7 47.dxc6+ Kxc6 48.Kd4 g6 49.Ke4 a5 50.bxa5 Kxc5 51.b4+ Kd6 52.Ke3 Kd5 53.Kd3 Kd6 54.Ke4 Kc6 55.Kd4 Kd6 56.a6 Kc6 57.a7 Kb7 58.Kc5 Kxa7 59.Kxb5 Kb7 60.Kc5 Kc7 61.b5 Kb7 62.Kd6 Kb6 63.Ke7 Kxb5 64.Kxf7 gxf5 65.gxf5 1–0

Viageiro,M - Pedro,A [C00]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (3), 16.07.2008

1.e4 e6 2.Qe2 c5 3.f4 Nc6 4.Nf3 Nge7 5.g3 d6 6.Bg2 g6 7.c3 Bg7 8.d3 b6 9.Na3 Ba6 10.Nc2 Rb8 11.0–0 d5 12.e5 h5 13.Bh3 Nf5 14.Ne3 Rb7 15.Qd1 Rd7 16.a3 Qc8 17.Re1 d4 18.Nxf5 gxf5 19.c4 Ne7 20.Bg2 Ng6 21.h4 Ne7 22.b4 Ng8 23.Bd2 Nh6 24.a4 cxb4 25.Bxb4 Ng4 26.Bd2 Bf8 27.Qb3 Bc5 28.a5 0–0 29.Ra2 Rfd8 30.axb6 axb6 31.Rea1 Bb7 32.Bb4 Ne3 33.Bh1 Bc6 34.Kf2 Rb7 35.Ra7 Bxb4 36.Qxb4 Nc2 37.Qd2 Nxa1 38.Rxa1 b5 39.c5 Kg7 40.Qb4 Qd7 41.Rb1 Ra7 42.Rb2 Qd5 43.Bg2 Ra4 44.Qd2 Rda8 45.Ne1 Qd7 46.Qe2 Kg6 47.g4 hxg4 48.Kg3 Kh5 49.Nf3 gxf3 50.Bxf3+ Kh6 51.Kh3 Rg8 52.Qf1 Bxf3 53.Qxf3 Ra1 54.c6 Qd8 55.Rxb5 Rg4 0–1
Oathlhotse,P - Gluckman,D [A37]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (3), 16.07.2008

1.Nf3 g6 2.c4 c5 3.Nc3 Bg7 4.g3 Nc6 5.Bg2 d6 6.0–0 e5 7.d3 Nge7 8.a3 0–0 9.Nd2 f5 10.Rb1 Rb8 11.b4 e4 12.Nd5 exd3 13.exd3 Ne5 14.Nb3 f4 15.Bxf4 Bg4 16.Nxe7+ Qxe7 17.f3 Bf5 18.Re1 Qc7 19.Bxe5 Bxe5 20.f4 Bc3 21.Bd5+ Kh8 22.Nd2 cxb4 23.axb4 Qg7 24.Re4 Bxe4 25.Nxe4 b5 26.Qb3 Bd4+ 27.Kg2 bxc4 28.dxc4 h6 29.Nxd6 Bc5 30.Nb5 Bxb4 31.Qxb4 a6 32.Re1 axb5 33.Re7 bxc4 34.Qd6 Qf6 35.Qxf6+ Rxf6 36.Bxc4 Rd6 37.Bf7 Rb2+ 38.Kh3 Rdb6 39.Rc7 Rf2 40.Rc8+ Kg7 41.Rc7 Kf8 0–1

Simoes,J - Ventura,P [D11]

Zone 4.3 Team Champs Maputo (3), 16.07.2008

1.d4 Nf6 2.Nf3 d5 3.c4 c6 4.e3 g6 5.Bd3 Bg7 6.0–0 0–0 7.Nbd2 Bg4 8.b3 Nbd7 9.Bb2 Re8 10.h3 Bxf3 11.Nxf3 Qc7 12.Qc2 Rad8 13.Rac1 Qb8 14.Rfd1 a6 15.a4 Bh6 16.Bf1 Nf8 17.Ne5 Ne6 18.Re1 Rf8 19.Rcd1 Ne4 20.f4 f5 21.Bd3 Nc7 22.Bxe4 fxe4 23.Ba3 1–0

More Mozambique facts

  1. Mozambique is divided into ten provinces and one capital city with provincial status

  2. The provinces are subdivided into 129 districts .

  3. The districts are further divided into administrative posts.

  4. The administrative posts are then further divided into localities.

  5. Since 1998 33 municipalities have been created.

Round 4
Everyone expected Angola to beat Burundi 4 nil. Instead the celebration was with Burundi when they unexpectedly won on board one to secure their first international point. Well done to Yves!
For South Africa we won 3.5 to 0.5 Nicholas suffered an unexpected lapse of concentration on board one against the Mozambican board one Viageiro Mateus. His combination cost him a piece but he was able to salvage a draw what was arguably a lost position! As they say every half point counts! The three debutants Johan, Calvin and Kgauegelo are still firing on all cylinders. The big clash is tomorrow morning we Wednesday 16 July 2008 when SA plays Angola!
SA now leads Angola by 2 points due to their loss on Board one.
SA has 11.5/ 12

Angola 9.5 /12

Botswana 5/12

Mozambique 5/16

Whilst Burundi recorded their first win with 1/12.
The games of the round follows:
More Mozambique facts

Executive Branch with the Chief of State being President Armando Guebuza since Feb 2005.

Head of Government is Prime Minister Luisa Diogo since February 2004.

The president is elected by popular vote for a five year term.

The last election was held on 1 December 2004.

Election results in 2004 was Guebuza 63% and Afonso Dhlakama 31%.

Round 5
In round five we played Angola and drew 2 all. On board one IM David lost in an Alehkine’s Defence to IM Aderito Pedro. Pedro came second at the African Individuals in Windhoek in September 2007.
On board two Nicholas soon found himself with opposite coloured bishops which made playing for a win difficult.
Johan on board three had an extra pawn but it was doubled and a draw was agreed after the position was repeated three times.
Calvin was the revelation of the round against Angola. After winning the opening battle he had to choose between a long term endgame win but our debutant decided that swashbuckling chess was the way and immediately launched a kingside attack with g4, h4 and of course f5!

Enjoy the games of round five.

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