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African Continental Championship – round 5-6 reports

The African Continental Championship is going full steam ahead. The event takes place 17-28 May in Lilongwe, Malawi and only two rounds left to be played.

Fawole John Oyeyemi from BruvsChess Media is bringing daily reports on the event. Here are some key excerpts, make sure to visit BruvsChess Media for the full coverage.

African Individual Chess Championship 2021 details:

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

Round 5: GM Amin Bassem joins the lead

Three players are sharing the lead with four rounds to go at the 2021 African Individual Chess Championships in Lilongwe. GM Amin Bassem won his game to join GM Adly Ahmed and IM Rakotomaharo Fy Antenaine at the top of the standing table. Amin defeated FM Mhango Banele, while Adly and Rakotomaharo agreed to a draw after 100 moves.

GM Bellahcene Bilel got the better of IM Nassr Ali, GM Fawzy Adham defeated IM Talbi Chafik, IM Bwalya Gillian lost to FM Mwale Joseph and IM Mwali Chitumbo inflicted IM Andrew Kayonde a second loss in the tournament.

Zambian Players—IM Mwali Chitumbo and IM Andrew Kayonde

In the Women Section, four players are sharing the lead with 4/5: WIM Nassr Lina, WFM Mwango Lorita, WFM Ogbiyoyo Perpetual Eloho, and WCM Charinda Kudzanayi.

WIM Nassr Lina

Round 6:  Four Leaders, FM Mwale beats GM Bellahcene

It was an action packed sixth round in Lilongwe, as the top two boards in the Open’s section drew their games, and FM Mwale Joseph creates the biggest upset in the round bybeating GM Bellahcene Bilel with the white pieces. With three rounds to go, the four (4) leaders with 5/6 are: GM Adly Ahmed, IM Rakotomaharo Fy Atenaine, GM Amin Bassem and Malawi’s Pride FM Mwale Joseph.

FM Mwale Joseph

In the Women’s section, WFM Mwango Lorita takes the lead with 5/6 after defeating WFM Ogbiyoyo Perpetual Eloho. WCM Charinda Kudzanayi and WIM Nassr Lina shared the point.

WFM Mwango Lorita

South African’s February Jesse Nikki inflicted WGM Wafa Shahenda her first loss in the tournament. Also impressive is Botswana’s WFM Marape Naledi holding her own in this field without conceding.

WIM February Jesse Nikki

All reports by Fawole John Oyeyemi

Fawole John Oyeyemi is a FIDE Master, FIDE Chess In Education Lecturer, FIDE Instructor, US National Master, 2003 Nigeria Junior Chess Champion and the 2013 Nigeria Chess Champion. He is the founder, BruvsChess Media and Sister Company, BruvsChess Educational Services. Fawole holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from University of Abuja.

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