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African Chess – R7 and R8 report

The African Individual Chess Championship 2021 taking place 17-28 May in Lilongwe, Malawi. The event has reached its final round, that will be played today. A total of four players will qualify directly to the World Chess Cup 2021.

GM Amin Bassem and GM Ahmed Adly are currently in the lead with 7,0/8, closely followed by their compatriot GM Fawzy Adham. While their position to qualify for the World Cup looks secure, it is the fight for the last spot that attracts most attention. A fantastic performance and five consecutive wins have earned the local player Chipanga Chiletso (2043 ELO) a place at the top board today and a shot at the coveted qualification. Others in position to attack it are GM Bilel Bellahcene and GM Abdelrahman Hesham.

Live games from the open and women section here

In the women section sole leader WIM Jesse Nikki February (replay her games of round 3 here and round 4 here). She is with 6,5/8, followed by WIM Nassr and WIM Moaataz with 6,0/8. The first position is all that the players are eyeing, as it awards the WGM title.

Here is the R7 and R8 report by Fawole John Oyeyemi from BruvsChess Media

More about the African Continental Chess 2021 / Live games /  Participants Open / Participants women /  Report round 1 / Report rounds 2-4 / Report rounds 5-6

Video: Africa Continental R8 by FM Calvin Klaasen and Veroe September

2021 African Individual Chess Championships Round 7: Adly, Amin, Nassr, February lead

The 2021 African Individual Chess Championships is taking place on 17th May—28th May 2021 at Golden Peacock Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi.

Egyptian Chess Players— Grandmaster Adly Ahmed and Grandmaster Bassem Amin are leading the pack with 6/7 at 2021 African Individual Chess Championships.

African’s Number one (1) chess player—GM Bassem Amin defeated Malagasy’s number one(1) ranked player—IM Rakotomaharo, Fy Antenaina while African’s Number two (2)—GM Ahmed Adly took care of Malawi’s sensation—FM Mwale Joseph. Third place is occupied by another Egyptian Chess Player—Grandmaster Fawzy Adham who dealt a big blow on Ugandan’s FM Kawuma Patrick to end his unbeaten run at the championships.

GM Bellahcene Bilel who suffered a terrible loss to FM Mwale Joseph in round 6 got back to winning ways by defeating FM Mhango Banele in round 7.

In the Women Section, WIW Nassr Lina and WIM February Jesse Nikki are leading with 5.5/7. WIW Nassr Lina got the better of WFM Mwango Lorita and ended her unbeaten run. On the other top boards, WIM February Jesse Nikki, WIM Moaataz AyahShriyan Santosh PriyashaMarochkina Nadezha Valerevna all defeated their opponents with the black pieces.

2021 African Individual Chess Championships Round 8: Egyptians Rules, February Leads Women Section

Photo: WIM February Jesse Nikki

The 2021 African Individual Chess Championships is taking place on 17th May—28th May 2021 at Golden Peacock Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi.

GM Amin Bassem and GM Adly Ahmed continued their winning streaks when it matters the most, by beating IM Bwalya Gillian and IM Silva David at the African Individuals Chess Championships. The two finest African Players are now leading with 7/8 points.

Photo: African Number One—GM Amin Bassem 2701

In third place is another Egyptian Grandmaster—Fawzy Adham who defeated FM Barrish Daniel and is half point behind the leaders. GM Bellahcene Bilel inflicted IM Rakotomaharo Fy Antenaina his second loss in the tournament. GM Hesham Abdelrahman outplayed FM Mwale Joseph and CM Chipanga Chiletso outwitted FM Abdulraheem Abdulrahman Akintoye in an equal endgame.

With one round to go, WIM February Jesse Nikki extends her lead with 6.5/8 after defeating WFM Mwango Lorita in the Women’s section of the ongoing 2021 African Individual Chess Championships. Untitled Malawian Shriyan Santosh Priyasha—1285 held WIM Nassr Lina to draw. WIM Nassr Lina and Motaazah Ayah are on 6/8 and share second and third place respectively.

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