Interview with Mandlekosi Chaza, technician (auto) and chess player

Mandlekosi Chaza 

Your Name: Mandlenkosi Chaza

Company/ Name of Business: Lindsay saker Rivonia

What do you do [profession]? Technician(auto)

When did you start playing chess and how did you did playing. In 1992

 Who is your favourite chess player and why? Gary Kasparov when I started playing chess he was arguably the best at the time

Name 2 chess players you admire in Africa and why? Robert Gwaze fellow country man unfortunately just him

 What do you think is the right age to start playing chess and why?

Do you still take part in tournaments and if so, how often? No I don’t

Why would you encourage anyone to take up chess? Very calculative sport that helps in problem solving and development of ideas!

In your opinion should Chess be made an Olympic sport and why? Yes because it’s a game

How would you best describe your chess style? I always pride myself in never having developed myself in chess through any literature just watching people play and engaging in the sport my self

How do you keep sharp in chess? By playing online of late

How would you like to be remembered as a chess player? I always pride myself in never having developed myself in chess through any literature just watching people play and engaging in the sport my self

What do you think about the impact of computers of chess in Africa?  it has raised the game and level of play

What do you think it will take for Africa to have a world chess champion? More grass root level development!

Bruce Mubayiwa

I am the founder and editor of Africa Chess Net. I have been playing chess for over 25 years and love writing about the game. Our goal is simple, to get more people playing chess in Africa! The game of chess is not only absorbing but a great deal of fun.

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