Jemusse wins Easter Open

HARARE - Zhemba Jemusse feels his chess game is heading in the right direction after he was crowned the Easter Open winner in the capital Harare on Monday.

The 19-year-old former Seke 4 High School student shrugged off challenges from top Zimbabwean opponents in Spencer Masango and Dion Moyo and Zambian Chitumba Mwale.

It was Jemusse’s second title having won the Mutare Grand Prix at the beginning of March this year.

Jemusse also broke the stranglehold of Zambian chess players who had been winning the tournament in the last three years.

“I am really happy to have won. It means I am going in the right direction and I want to continue like this,” Jemusse told the Daily News yesterday.

“I think I am now ready to compete in even bigger tournaments. I hope one day I will be called to represent the country.”

Jemusse is also set to represent the country later this month in South Africa at Copa Blanca Open.

“It will be another opportunity for me to compete with the best in the game,” he said.

“I hope to go there and do my best. I always want to improve from my previous performances.”
 

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