Marape scoops India 75 chess tournament

Chess tournament PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Chess tournament PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Woman FIDE Master (WFM), Naledi Marape has started the year on a good footing by winning the inaugural Youth India @ 75 chess tournament that was held on Saturday.

It was a good day in the office for the chess sensation as she went through all her matches without a flinch, beating some of the boys including the likes of Thuto Mpene, who was marked as a threat ahead of the tournament.

Boys and girls faced off against each other with the girls proving too tough to beat. Marape won the Under 18 category tied on 4.5 points out of a possible 5 with Woman Candidate Master (WCM) Natalie Banda who claimed the second position.

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