New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: Capabalanca Rules Roost in Premier Chess League

Windhoek — Namibia's leading chess club, Zandell Chess Academy, is finding the going tough in the Namsports Premier Chess League after three rounds of gruelling mind games were completed in the capital last weekend.

Zandell Chess Academy were made to swallow their pride when they were sent packing with their tails firmly tucked between their legs by the resolute maneuvering of Queens United - going down 3-1.

Grand Monsters Chess Club, comprising of Simon Shidolo, Fernadez Kautungwavali, Leonard Nghifikwa and Florian Beukes were the beneficiaries of four valuable points after receiving a bye. Meanwhile, the invincible Capabalanca Chess Club remains firmly in the driving seat and tops the highly competitive Namsports Premier Chess League log standings with maximum points, while Grand Monsters are pegged further down the table in the basement after three rounds of matches.

The full results read as follows:

Zandell Chess Academy 1-3 Queens United

Etu Nangula 0-1 Tjatindi Kamutuua

Rava Haraeb 0-1 Lishen Mentile

Mutago /Hochobeb 0-1 Jolly Nepando

Mubasen /Hochobeb 1-0 Elvira Tibinyane

Idomitable Knights CC 1.5-2.5 Capablanca CC

James Dimba 1-0 Charles Eichab

McLean Handjaba 0.5-0.5 Otto Nakapunda

Ajasco Ngwale 0-1 Sanders Oberholzer

Marlon Adams 0-1 Richard Nyatoti

The Weekend Chess Academy 2-2 Herero Mall CC

Immanuel Gariseb 1-0 Glenville Kapuire

William Kamberipa 1-0 Herry Korupanda

Nicola Tjaronda 0-1 Fremantle Kuhanga

Tibor Trepper 0-1 Percy Tjijenda

Polytechnic CC 2.5-1.5 Gunter Huselman CC

Bernhard Schwarz 0-1 Max Nitzborn

Colin Nyandoro 1-0 Edmund Gariseb

Alfred Nauiseb 0.5-0.5 Lutopu Lubinda

Joseph Nitzborn 1-0 Julian Isaaks

Fixtures: Round 4 (22 FEB 2013)

Bye vs Queens United CC

Herero Mall CC vs Indomitable Knights CC

Gunter Husselman vs The Weekend Chess Academy

Grand Monsters vs Polytechnic CC

Capablanca vs Zandell Chess Academy

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