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Ahmed Adly – the ElShorbagy of chess wins the African Continental Championship

Just like Mohammed ElShorbagy, Ali Farag, Terek Momen, Marwan Elshorbagy, and Abel Karim Gawad dominate the squash scene, the Egyptian chess players have dominated the  African Individual Chess Championship 2021. At the recently concluded event in Lilongwe all medalists hail from the land of the pharaohs.

Ahmed Adly, often dubbed as the ElShorbagy of chess due to the all-round playing style, is the new African Continental Champion. He finished with the same points 7,5/9 as his compatriot Amin Bassem, but took the gold with a better tiebreak.

The bronze medal is for Adham Fawzy and the fourth place is for Abdelrahman Hesham.

The top four players from the African Continental qualify for the World Chess Cup 2021 and all those places go to Egypt. Scroll down for the full standings.

Participants Open Section / Participants Women Section / Results round 1 / Report rounds 2-4 / Reports rounds 5-6 / Live games

Jesse February wins the Women section

Jesse February (South Africa) is the winner of the women section of the African Continental 2021. In a tense event where the title could have gone one way or the other, Jesse February showed nerves of steel and won the golden medal. With it she also becomes a WGM, a title that will be validated once she crosses 2100 ELO.

African Continental 2021 final standings

Rk. NameFEDRtg Pts. 
1GMAdly Ahmed EGY2615 8
2GMAmin Bassem EGY2701 8
3GMFawzy Adham EGY2473 8
4GMHesham Abdelrahman EGY2400 7
5FMMwale Joseph MAW2148 6
6GMBellahcene Bilel ALG2508 6
7CMChipanga Chiletso MAW2043 6
8IMBwalya Gillan ZAM2405 6
9IMSilva David ANG2296 6
10FMBarrish Daniel RSA2306 6
11IMRakotomaharo Fy Antenaina MAD2429 6
12FMMhango Banele RSA2117 6
13IMNassr Ali ALG2232 6
14FMKawuma Patrick UGA2323 6
15IMWageih Kareim EGY2425 6
16FMOragwu Chukwunonso NGR2241 5
17IMMwali Chitumbo ZAM2285 5
18FMOsunfuyi Abimbola NGR2246 5
19FMAbdulraheem Abdulrahman Akintoye NGR2264 5
20 Okeke Issac NGR2097 5
21IMKayonde Andrew ZAM2399 5
22 Methu Joseph Muragu KEN2119 5
23 Ajibola Olanrewaju NGR2337 5
24 Masango Spencer ZIM2071 5
25FMTalbi Chafik ALG2244 5
26FMMphungu Gerrard MAW2096 5
27IMBeukes Dante M NAM2284 5
28 Okonkwo Ifeanyi NGR2029 5
29FMCalicoca Wilton Inacio MOZ2122 5
30CMChimthere Alfred Charles MAW2057 5
31CMPaiva Donaldo MOZ2230 5
32CMAbrantes Persson MOZ2018 5
33FMMulenga Prince Daniel ZAM2246 5
34 Njoroge Martin KEN1965 5
35CMSihlongonyane Sikhanyiso SWZ1619 5
36CMMwale George MAW1982 4
37CMNyambalo Joseph Xavier MAW2032 4
38CMMagana Ben KEN2031 4
39 Adorwa Brian Kadenge KEN1867 4
40 Apemiye Austin NGR2076 4
41CMOyama Ekok NGR1845 4
42 Thomas Saah LBR1830 4
43 Mouhamadou Lamine Gueye SEN0 4
44AFMIkhimiukor Ehidiamen NGR1946 4
45 Ndegwa Jackson Kamau KEN2001 4
46 Ofubu Samson NGR1814 4
47 Mwangupili Francisco MAW1897 4
48 Chimkute Ronald MAW1955 3
49 Mwagomba Fishan MAW1946 3
50 Gwezere Cecil ZIM1624 3
51CMWane Al Hassane SEN1783 3
52 Chiwambo Stansford MAW1888 3
53 Awesome John Aanuoluwapo NGR1424 3
54 Sadam Ali Sheikh KEN0 3
55 Diop Wara SEN0 2
56 Fall Mouhamadou Mourtada SEN0 2
57 Kaundum A. Robert Diatta SEN1785 2
58 Simiyu Alfred KEN1065 0
59 Badji Sekou Aransbene SEN1786 0

African Continental 2021 final standings (women)

1WIMFebruary Jesse Nikki RSA1824 7
2WIMNassr Lina ALG1960 7
3WIMMoaataz Ayah EGY2028 7
4WFMMwango Lorita ZAM1912 6
5WGMWafa Shahenda EGY2145 6
6WCMCharinda Kudzanayi ZIM1702 6
7 Shriyan Santosh Priyasha MAW1285 6
8WFMMarape Naledi BOT1717 6
9WFMMongeli Sasha KEN1553 6
10WFMStaal Michaela Francis RSA1356 6
11WCMWanjiru Lucy KEN1623 6
12 Badenhorst Chloe RSA1316 5
13WFMOgbiyoyo Perpetual Eloho NGR1880 5
14WCMBanda Natalie Katlo BOT1560 5
15WCMNdirangu Joyce Nyaruai KEN1659 5
16 Nakabo Peninah UGA1730 5
17 Makwena Christine ZIM1638 5
18 Marochkina Nadezhda Valerevna SEN1639 5
19WIMVilhete Vania Fausto Da T. MOZ1799 5
20 Msukwa Tupokiwe MAW1304 5
21WCMNassr Manel ALG1670 4
22 Simwaba Anne MAW1269 4
23WCMMwilola Phylis Namasiku ZAM1432 4
24 Dlamini Temahlubi Queen SWZ1413 4
25 Banda Tapiwa MAW1087 4
26 Dutt Lakshita MAW1499 4
27WCMMpinganjira Ellen MAW1356 4
28 Caroline Trapence MAW1341 3
29 Mugide Safinah UGA1518 3
30 Tadeyo Charity MAW1084 3
31 Sy Mame Binta SEN1349 3
32 Bobrova Lubov SEN1397 3
33 Khady Niang SEN0 2
34 Ndeye Fatma Diop SEN0 1

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