Robert Gwaze was Zimbabwean National Chess Champion in 1997. He was the youngest person to be National Master in Zimbabwe. He disappeared from the chess scenes and the country in 2013.
|Born||January 20, 1982|
At age 15 he was National Champion
Winner of African Junior Championships in Kenya in 1998, and got the International Master (IM) norm
At the 2002 Chess Olympiad tournament in Bled, Slovenia 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 2009 Chess World Cup. There he lost in round one to Alexey Shirov
First in the Cuca Trophy international tournament in Luanda, Angola ahead of Grand Masters Galego Luis and Korneev Oleg
First in the South African Open.
He won the African ZONE 4.3 individual championships 2011, qualifying him to play in the World Cup (2011); there lost to Ukrainian super-GM and former FIDE Champion Ruslan Ponomariov in the first round
2012 Capablanca Open Chess Festival Prestige A
He coached Hartman House in Harare, Zimbabwe.