Watu Kobese

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Watu Kobese
Kobese Watu.jpg
Country  South Africa
Born (1973-06-27) 27 June 1973 (age 44)
Title International Master (1995)
Peak rating 2419 (January 2005)

Watu Kobese (born 27 June 1973) is a South African chess International Master and FIDE Trainer (2005).

He has won the South African Closed Championship three times, in 1998, 2003 and 2011, and the South African Open twice, in 2004 and 2008. Kobese was awarded by FIDE the title of International Master (IM) in 1995. He played for South Africa in the Chess Olympiads of 1992, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2012 and 2014.[1]

Kobese is the author of Masidlale Uthimba, the first Xhosa chess book, published in July 2015 and translated from a version he wrote in Zulu nine years before.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Men's Chess Olympiads: Watu Kobese". OlimpBase. Retrieved 28 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Mariska Morris (10 July 2015). "First Xhosa chess book launched". GroundUp. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 
  3. ^ Sandiso Phaliso (8 July 2015). "First isiXhosa chess book to build kings, queens". Independent Online. Retrieved 10 July 2015. 

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