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Stanley Chumfwa
Number of games in database: 57
Years covered: 1994 to 2017
Last FIDE rating: 2273 (2311 rapid, 2193 blitz)
Highest rating achieved in database: 2347

Overall record: +20 -22 =15 (48.2%)*
   * Overall winning percentage = (wins+draws/2) / total games in the database.

With the White pieces:
 Sicilian (11) 
    B43 B89 B48 B92 B33
 Sicilian Kan (5) 
With the Black pieces:
 Sicilian (10) 
    B23 B90 B53 B52 B97
 Queen's Indian (6) 
    E15 E14 E12
 Nimzo Indian (6) 
    E32 E21 E34 E55 E46
 Sicilian Najdorf (5) 
    B90 B97 B93 B95
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NOTABLE GAMES: [what is this?]
   S Chumfwa vs W Kobese, 2002 1-0
   S Chumfwa vs S Belkhodja, 2005 1/2-1/2

NOTABLE TOURNAMENTS: [what is this?]
   Chess Olympiad (2010)
   Chess Olympiad (2012)
   Chess Olympiad (2014)

   🏆 Henry Chilufya Mem
   A Greenfeld vs S Chumfwa (Oct-23-17) 1-0
   Kiriakov vs S Chumfwa (Oct-22-17) 1-0
   A Gupta vs S Chumfwa (Oct-21-17) 1-0
   A Adly vs S Chumfwa (Oct-20-17) 1-0
   Bologan vs S Chumfwa (Aug-14-14) 1-0

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(born Oct-31-1976, 42 years old) Zambia

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International Master

 page 1 of 3; games 1-25 of 57  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. S Chumfwa vs Van Huynh Ho  1-0341994OlympiadE98 King's Indian, Orthodox, Taimanov, 9.Ne1
2. S Chumfwa vs P Corbin  1-0311994OlympiadA51 Budapest Gambit
3. E Dervishi vs S Chumfwa  ½-½391994OlympiadB97 Sicilian, Najdorf
4. T Matsuo vs S Chumfwa  1-0341994OlympiadB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
5. Robatsch vs S Chumfwa  ½-½651994OlympiadD43 Queen's Gambit Declined Semi-Slav
6. S Chumfwa vs P McKenzie  0-1401994OlympiadB33 Sicilian
7. S Chumfwa vs Hracek  0-129200034th OlympiadA37 English, Symmetrical
8. S Chumfwa vs W Kobese 1-0262002Golden Cleopatra opB07 Pirc
9. Kurajica vs S Chumfwa  ½-½482002Bled OlympiadA46 Queen's Pawn Game
10. Granda Zuniga vs S Chumfwa  1-0652002Bled OlympiadE46 Nimzo-Indian
11. S Chumfwa vs B Khatanbaatar 1-0732002Bled OlympiadB48 Sicilian, Taimanov Variation
12. S Chumfwa vs D Aldama Degurnay 0-1292002Bled OlympiadB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
13. E El Gindy vs S Chumfwa  1-0592003TCh-AfricaE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
14. S Chumfwa vs E El Gindy  0-1352003ch-AfricaB43 Sicilian, Kan, 5.Nc3
15. J Kamowa vs S Chumfwa  0-1582005African Individual ChampionshipE32 Nimzo-Indian, Classical
16. S Chumfwa vs S Belkhodja  ½-½542005African Individual ChampionshipA04 Reti Opening
17. D Amini vs S Chumfwa  0-1252005African Individual ChampionshipB23 Sicilian, Closed
18. S Chumfwa vs A Adly  0-1442005African Individual ChampionshipB90 Sicilian, Najdorf
19. S Chumfwa vs A Rizouk  ½-½372005African Individual ChampionshipC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
20. K Solomon vs S Chumfwa  0-1422005African Individual ChampionshipE15 Queen's Indian
21. S Chumfwa vs A Frhat ½-½82005African Individual ChampionshipB89 Sicilian
22. F Mandizha vs S Chumfwa  0-1322005African Individual ChampionshipE55 Nimzo-Indian, 4.e3, Gligoric System, Bronstein Variation
23. Bacrot vs S Chumfwa  1-0372005FIDE World CupE21 Nimzo-Indian, Three Knights
24. S Chumfwa vs Bacrot 0-1322005FIDE World CupC65 Ruy Lopez, Berlin Defense
25. S Chumfwa vs A Minhazuddin  ½-½272010Chess OlympiadC42 Petrov Defense
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Kibitzer's Corner
Nov-28-05  EmperorAtahualpa: Stanley Chumfwa, born in 1976 in Zambia. Graduated from the University of Zambia in 2000. His current FIDE rating is 2303, which is second highest of his country (first is Amon Simutowe, rating 2458). This year, he finished fourth (6.5 points/ +4 -1 =4) in the African individual championships, with which he managed to qualify for the FIDE World Cup.
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  Honza Cervenka: Stanley won a sweet game against Watu Kobese in 2002:

[Event "Golden Cleopatra op"]
[Site "Cairo"]
[Date "2002.04.07"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Chumfwa,Stanley"]
[Black "Kobese,Watu"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Eco "B07"]

1.e4 d6 2.d4 Nf6 3.Nc3 g6 4.Bg5 Bg7 5.Qd2 h6 6.Bh4 c6 7.f4 b5 8.Bd3 a6 9.Nf3 0-0 10.0-0 a5 11.e5 dxe5 12.fxe5 Ne8 13.Ne4 Na6 14.c3 Nec7 15.Nd6 Bg4 16.h3 Bxf3 17.Rxf3 Qd7 18.Nf5 gxf5 19.Bxf5 Ne6 20.Rg3 Kh8 21.Bf6 exf6 22.exf6 Qd6 23.Rg4 Rg8 24.Rxg7 Rxg7 25.Qxh6+ Kg8 26.fxg7 1-0

Oct-03-10  twinlark:

From the top board, he lead Zambia to 47th place in the 2010 Olympiad, with the team being seeded 121st out of 148 teams. Outstanding.

May-14-11  myschkin: . . .

The Eternal King of Zambian Chess

".. And the most underrated chess player in the world has to be the Zambian team captain, Stanley Chumfwa. For many years, Chumfwa has been the most dreaded chess player in Zambia. At any local tournament, every player instantly loses heart upon learning that he has the misfortune of being paired against the unpredictable Chumfwa in the next round. Thus a game against Chumfwa is normally lost even before it starts! At the last tournament I saw him participate in, he had a Christian book on his table (written by classical evangelist Smith Wigglesworth) on how to pray for the sick or something, but this did not tame the merciless aggression with which he mutilated his opponents!

Despite this tough competitiveness on the board, Chumfwa is fondly liked by all the chess players in Zambia, because he is completely approachable and he characteristically respects every opponent he is playing against, always taking every game very seriously, no matter how lowly ranked his opponent is. He is also very liberal with offering his knowledge to the other upcoming players and he feels no need to make them acknowledge his superiority through endless boasting, as some lesser "masters" do. His own kid brother* was thus so inspired by these lessons at home that he has managed to also make it into the envied Zambia national team of about half a dozen players. Almost every member of the national team is not ashamed to credit the development of their game to the critical advice given to them by their generous captain and the instructive games they have played against him over the years.

... What makes his achievement even more remarkable is that he is able to do this without committing himself fully to the game. Again because of the Zambian economy, it is practically impossible for a Zambian to become a full-time professional chess player, spending his day studying the latest ideas in chess theory and examining the games of his likely opponents, as professional players in other countries do. Chumfwa can only do this in the little spare time he finds after work at an insurance company. .. , he went to university to study mathematics (at the University of Zambia) some years ago and he managed to graduate in this impossibly tough course despite committing most of his time to chess. .."

* Kelvin Chumfwa

(by Chanda Chisala)

Aug-30-12  TITIKIZA: great game against wang hue
Sep-26-12  Namawiz: Now titled, international master.
Nov-21-14  tranquilsimplicity: Had Chumfwa the opportunity to play in international tournaments regularly, he would have been a Grandmaster long ago. Just study the quality of his games and observe how easily he deals with Grandmasters in Europe.#
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