Olebile targets national chess title


The winner of the first Botswana Chess Federation (BCF) event of the year, FIDE Master, Thato Olebile has expressed his intention to grab the national title over the Easter holidays.

The first qualifiers for the Metropolitan sponsored national chess championships will be held this weekend in Gaborone.

BCF will select the top 23 players in the open section and top 17 in the women section for the second stage. After winning the Airfficiency Year Opener tournament over the weekend at Legae Academy, Olebile now fancies his chances for the national title. He emerged victorious after a draw against the 2014 winner, Musatwe Simutowe of Zambia.

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