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|Jul-03-05|| ||jahhaj: In a team swiss scoring 100% just means that you are significantly stronger than your team mates. Still you have to be a reasonable player to draw with Hebden.|
|Apr-01-06|| ||pfz: Seems to have become a chess trainer with the Asean Chess Academy in Singapore, which has imported about 30 NMs, FMs, IMs & GMs from several countries.|
|Sep-10-07|| ||Manu2: He won the Africa Individual Chess Championships in Namibia this last weekend 10/09/2007.|
|Sep-10-07|| ||chessdrummer: All of the information from "The Zimbabwean" was taken from two specific links. They basically plagiarized without providing the source. |
Gwaze is certainly a fine talent.
|Oct-06-07|| ||KFitzgerald: Here is an interesting article about Gwaze.
|Dec-24-08|| ||GrahamClayton: Gwaze was due to compete in the "Max Euew Stimulans" Tournament in Sao Paulo, Brazil in August 2008, but due to the recent political turmoil in Zimbabwe and problems with visas, he was unable to attend. Hopefully he will be able to compete in future international tournaments.|
|Mar-22-09|| ||GrahamClayton: <Kaspy2>Robert Gwaze is the guy who scored 100% at the olympiad Bled 2002. No other managed to do the same. the african FISCHER |
Gwaze's perfect score of 9/9 equalled the record set by Alexander Alekhine at the 1930 Hamburg Olympiad. They are the only 2 players to have recorded a 100% score while playing at least 9 games at an Olympiad.
|Jul-28-09|| ||VLADMNIK: Gwaze is reigning african individual champion but he also did not participate in this year's edition due to visa problems|
|Sep-05-09|| ||whiteshark: "Finally Zimbabwean top board Robert Gwaze made history - <thanks mainly to the low place his team occupied throughout the competition> - as he turned in a perfect score of 9/9!"|
|Apr-12-10|| ||Tabanus: FIDE page: http://ratings.fide.com/card.phtml?...|
Winner of Gaborone Open (Botswana) 2010:
|May-19-10|| ||Tabanus: Winner today of the "Taça CUCA SA" tournament in Angola, 13-19 May 2010:|
|Jun-27-10|| ||dakgootje: Note his rating performance was only 2313 due to weak opposition [won against a couple of unrated players].|
|Feb-26-11|| ||64rutor: Will Gwaze be next African GM?
Article written by Daaim Shabazz:
|Aug-24-11|| ||wordfunph: just curious to visit this page coz IM Gwaze amassed $200 bookie bet to win over Pono in the World Cup.|
|Jan-10-12|| ||Albertan: "Katowa stuns Gwaze in chess finalz" :
|Nov-10-12|| ||akinov: Gwaze is indeed a great talent !! looking forward to him crowning it with the Grand master title !!|
|Feb-20-14|| ||AnMN7: Gwaze deserves more <respect>|
|Feb-20-14|| ||perfidious: Why?
Respect is not handed out as though it were candy-one must earn it.
|Jan-09-15|| ||Severin: Is he the reason why they started giving out board prizes based on performance rating? Because getting first board prize with a rating of 2313 is an embarrassment...|
|Oct-26-15|| ||zanzibar: ChessDB has a nice series of pictures of him:
Just click on the image to cycle through them.
(I wish <CG> had a similar feature, for those players whose career spans decades, etc.).
|Feb-25-16|| ||alexmagnus: Gwaze' opponents in that 9/9 score were not all weak... Actually, due to that score he has a Carlsen number of 2 (Gwaze beat Nybäck who beat Carlsen in 2008).|
|Feb-25-16|| ||alexmagnus: Here are those opponents (Gwaze himself was 2280):
Nybäck 2445 (29 moves)
Roedgaard 2345 (105 moves)
Obodchuk 2423 (90 moves)
Hassan 2296 (64 moves)
Gluckman 2384 (44 moves)
Wong 2297 (42 moves)
Gajadin 2192 (18 moves)
Borigas unrated (33 moves)
Almannai unrated (27 moves)
I wonder how some here calculated his performance at 2300. Did they take the unrated players as 0 or what? Even then it should be more. And Borigas was probably more like 2000 level (he has 1885 today and is quite old, born 1958)
|Feb-26-16|| ||alexmagnus: In other words, even if we take unrated players as 0, here is the lower bound for his performance in that event after each round|
That is, if we take the last two players as rated <zero>. Putting them both at 2000 brings that number to 2882.
|Feb-26-16|| ||offramp: It's annoying that he has so few games in the database. Only a dozen games from the last 10 years! Is he on an educational hiatus, such as Reshevsky had? I suppose he is 22 now, so if he has been at Uni then he might soon be released again into the chess world.|
|Feb-26-16|| ||alexmagnus: Yea, even that 9-game-streak is not here (only two of the nine - against Nybäck and Obodchuk). The other seven are to be found on the olimpbase site.|
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