The Cape Town Classic underway in the Mother City

The Cape Town Classic 2015 is now well underway in the Mother City in South Africa. The tournament has a very strong field including 3 International Masters, 2 FIDE Masters and One candidate masters.  The masters in no particular order with their ratings are:

1 FM Klaasen, Calvin Jong 2186
2 FM Bhawoodien, Shabir 2130
3 IM Bwalya, Gillan 2305
4 IM Makoto, Rodwell 2321
5 IM Kobese, Watu 2330
6 Masango, Spencer 2136
7 CM Solomon, Maxwell 2170
8 Simutowe, Musatwe 2166

The games are currently taking place at the Claremont Chess Club and results and copies of the games are available at

International Master (IM) Bwalya from Zambia has started the event very strongly. At the time of writing the article he had a perfect 5 points from 5 rounds. Here is his game from the first round against Spencer Masango from Zimbabwe.

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