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GM Bassem Amin and WGM Khaled Mona are 2015 African champions

AfricaThe African Individual Chess Championships for men and women took place from 2-10th May, 2015, in Cairo, the capital of Egypt and the second-largest city in Africa.

The event was split into two 9-round Swiss tournaments – Men’s Section and Women’s Section.

Egyptian players GM Bassem Amin and GM Ahmed Adly tied for the first place with 7/9 points each but Bassem prevailed on a superior tie-break score and took the gold.

IM Adlane Arab from Algeria emerged clear third with 6.5 points.

WGM Khaled Mona of Egypt stormed through the Women’s tournament, finishing with perfect 9/9 score. She took the trophy and added new 50 Elo points to her rating.

Algerian players WIM Amina Mezioud and WIM Sabrina Latreche shared second place with 6.5 points each.

You can see the full standings and replay the games below.

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Men’s tournament final standings:

1 GM Amin Bassem EGY 2633 7
2 GM Adly Ahmed EGY 2593 7
3 IM Arab Adlane ALG 2439 6,5
4 GM Haddouche Mohamed ALG 2492 6
5 IM Belouadah Saad ALG 2351 6
6 IM Abdel Razik Khaled EGY 2430 5,5
7 IM Ezat Mohamed EGY 2474 5,5
8 IM Farahat Ali EGY 2390 5,5
9 GM Shoker Samy EGY 2484 5
10 IM Abdelnabbi Imed EGY 2421 5
11 IM Ameir Moheb EGY 2290 5
12 IM Elgabry Mohsen EGY 2325 5
13 IM Adu Oladapo NGR 2238 5
14 CM Kigigha Bomo NGR 2301 5
15 Nafri Khalil MAR 2230 5
16 IM Hesham Abdelrahman EGY 2389 4,5
17 GM El Gindy Essam EGY 2450 4,5
18 FM Kayonde Andrew ZAM 2374 4,5
19 CM Nadir Samir SUD 2136 4,5
20 FM Amdouni Zoubaier TUN 2338 4
21 IM Oatlhotse Providence BOT 2271 4
22 Choukri Adel MAR 2231 3,5
23 CM Abuzied Ahmed SUD 2187 3,5
24 Dzilani Abel BOT 2049 3,5
25 Almahjoub Mokhtar LBA 2110 3,5
26 CM Adam Jamal SUD 2092 3,5
27 FM Gator Mosab LBA 2138 3
28 Buti Raphael UGA 2196 3
29 Elkholti Achraf MAR 2268 3
30 Mahgub Mohamed Mustafa LBA 1985 3
31 FM Elmejbri Ali A. LBA 1841 2
32 CM Ruzigura Alexis RWA 1754 1,5

Women’s tournament final standings:

1 WGM Mona Khaled EGY 2125 9
2 WIM Mezioud Amina ALG 2083 6,5
3 WIM Latreche Sabrina ALG 2037 6,5
4 WGM Wafa Shrook EGY 2160 5,5
5 WCM Elansary Eman EGY 1863 5,5
6 WIM Wafa Shahenda EGY 2101 5
7 Mohsen Hend EGY 1754 5
8 WFM Mwango Lorita ZAM 1968 5
9 Rania Sbai MAR 0 5
10 Elgohary Myada EGY 1708 5
11 Ehab Tasneem EGY 1760 5
12 Mayar Elidrissi Firdaous MAR 0 4,5
13 WIM Hamza Amira ALG 1944 4
14 WIM Francis Onkemetse BOT 1759 4
15 WCM Rabiu Olabisi NGR 1543 4
16 WIM Botlhole Kgalalelo BOT 1785 4
17 WGM Sabure Tuduetso BOT 1879 3,5
18 Matoussi Amani TUN 1610 3,5
19 Ibrahimi Khadija MAR 0 3
20 Ibtihal Mohammed SUD 1410 3
21 Tayseer Mohammed SUD 1459 1,5
22 WCM Nasreldin Zeinab SUD 1577 1

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