Candidate Master Chiletso Chipanga can now start rehearsing some Russian phrases after qualifying for the World Chess Olympiad in Georgia.
Russian is reportedly commonly spoken in the European nation of Georgia.
Chipanga qualified for the Olympiad after finishing on position one with 7.5 points out of nine during a qualifying tournament held over the weekend.
South Africa-based Joseph Mwale finished second with seven points, while his elder brother, George, settled for third position with 6.5 points.
Combative Richard Chiona was fourth with six points.
Daisy Nkhoma won the championship for the ladies’ category with eight points.
She was followed by Tupokiwe Msukwa who had 6.5 points whereas Margret Ngugama came third with 6.5 points.
Ellen Mpinganjira finished on fourth position with six points.
The top-three in each category have qualified for the Olympiad while those that have ended on fourth position are on bye.
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