Dark horses clinch chess titles

Rising star: Banda clinched the women’s crown
Rising star: Banda clinched the women’s crown

The Metropolitan Chess tournament held in Gaborone over the long weekend produced shocking results as favourites suffered defeats.

The Botswana Chess Federation (BFC) public relations officer, Thompson Modisane said the tournament provided some entertaining moments as underdogs emerged victorious.

Barileng Gaealafshwe failed to retain his title in the Open section while favourite, Providence Oatlhotse also emerged empty-handed. “The tournament really turned out well.

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We salute Kgomo Khumo for a job well done

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