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Robert Gwaze

Country Zimbabwe
Title International Master
Olympic medal record
Men's Chess
Competitor for Zimbabwe
All-Africa Games
  2011 Maputo Singles

Robert Gwaze is a Zimbabwean chess player born in Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a former student at Prince Edward School, in Harare. At age 15 he was a Zimbabwe National Chess Champion at both junior and senior levels.

Gwaze won the African Junior Championships in Kenya in 1998, and got the International Master (IM) norm. Probably his greatest success was at the 2002 Chess Olympiad tournament in Bled, Slovenia when he achieved a rare perfect score, winning all nine of his games on first board for Zimbabwe.

In 2007, he won the African Individual Chess Championship in Windhoek, Namibia, earning a spot in the 2007 Chess World Cup. In this qualification tournament for the 2009 Chess World Championship Gwaze was eliminated in the first round by fifth-seed Alexei Shirov. In 2010 he came first in the Cuca Trophy international tournament in Luanda, Angola. He took part in the Chess World Cup 2011, but was eliminated in the first round by former FIDE World Champion Ruslan Ponomariov.