TODAY'S CHESS PIC OF THE DAY: The 'Victorious' IM!!! Botswana's very own 'darling' International Master Providence Oatlhotse! The 1985 born chesswizard is the highest rated/titled player in Botswana! And his achievements in both local and international tournaments should be a clear indication that he truly deserves to be the best in his country and one of the best superstars in the Southern-african region!!! Providence is the current 2015 national Botswana champion, a status he is holding for the 5th time!!! The 2014 goldalist and silverlist at the Zimbabwe Easter open and Zimbabwe open respectively, has represented his country at the Olympiads starting from 2004 and has definitely proved his superiority in terms of recording superb results in most of his international mandates!!! The Mostwana assassin has equally not been a push over in one of Africa's most competitive zones (Zone 4.3); he won gold at the Mozambique hosted zonal games in 2009 and silver at the 2013 Botswana hosted zonal games!!! Providence has earned the respect and admiration of most chess fanatics not only in his own country but across the continent because of his well reserved and calm character especially on the chess board!!! However, he is the favorite and admiration of most Motswana chess pundits because of his immense contribution to the development of chess in Botswana! Providence has proved to be an indespensable asset in the Botswana chesscycles because of his multi-talenteness! Other than being a strong player, Providence has coached the Botswana national female chess team at least once! Besides this, he was the head coach for the chess in school program from 2014-15!!! His coaching abilities were actually recognized on a continental level as he was the 2015 Africa youth girls coach! As if this is not enough, Providence seems to have a good taste and understanding of complex positions as he has been a key analyzer of high profile games in his country and has actually managed to publicise most of these same analysed games!!! His most recent achievement which caught many chess players quite offguard was his winning of the Tsogo Millionaire satellite chess in South Africa! Providence is the only one from Southern Africa with the green card of participating at the Planet Hollywood for the prestigious Las Vegas Millionaire chess tournament!!! His win was quite impressive and unexpected because of the presence of chess heavyweights that Providence managed to surpass at the tournaments including among others, Zimbabwe's 'UNSTOPPABLE' Rodwell Makoto, Zambia's 'COPPER EAGLE' Chitumbo Mwali and South African Johannes Mabusela!!! His composure, a 'never die' attitude and positive mentality at the tournament seems to have been his best ally at the tournament which led him to glory!!! And the Southern african representative is sure praised to do wonders as he meets other chess aficionados across the world at the Las Vegas Millionaire tournament!!! Chess Zealot team congratulates Providence and wish him all the best as he goes to not only represent his region but Africa as a whole!!!
By Chess Zealot