Rodwell Makoto wins Cape Town Classic

Winner of Cape Town Classic, Internationational Master Rodwell Makoto
Winner of Cape Town Classic, Internationational Master Rodwell Makoto

Zimbabwe’s International Master (IM) “Kotov” Makoto Rodwell round 6 victory over Zambia’s IM Bwalya Gillan in the 2015 Cape Town Classic proved vital as he leapfrogged the later on head to head tie break. Both Makoto and Bwalya finished the tournament with 6pts apiece after beating Musatwe Simutowe and IM Kobese Watu in round 7 respectively.

Until his costly Round 6 loss, Gillian Bwalya led IM Norm Cape Town Classic 2015 Prestige Tournament that was held in South Africa. The Zambia and Zimbabwe Open reigning champion had a perfect score of 5/5 before going into the round 6 loss. Tournament’s top seed and favorite IM Kobese Watu of South Africa finished in 3rd position with 4.5pts.

Below is the table with full results

Cape Town Classic 2015 - Final Ranking after 7 Rounds


Here is one of the games that decided the outcome of the event. IM Gillian Bwalya vs IM Rodwell Makoto

Download all the games here

Cape Town Classic 2015 pgn

A few photos from the event

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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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