Egypt’s Adham leads in Africa Junior Chess Championship – Xinhua

KAMPALA, Jan. 1 (Xinhua) — Egyptian player Fawzy Adham has taken the lead with 5.5 points after six rounds at the on-going Africa Junior Chess Championship running till Jan. 5 in Uganda.

Adham started with a win against Kenya’s James Nyaga Kabui before settling for a draw with Mlahleki Vusimuzi from South Africa in the second game of the championship which started on Dec. 29

He went on to defeat another South African player Masiya Mfundo, John Milton Mwangi Kihara of Kenya, Djabri Massinas of Algeria and Uganda’s Abel Matovu.

Vusimuzi is in second place with 5 points, while Matovu and Nigeria’s Igwubor Kikosem are in third and forth positions respectively.

In the girls’ category, Uganda’s Maria Nakanyike led with 5 points after five rounds, while South Africa’s Anika Du Plessis is second with 4.5 points.

“We are happy with the standard of the Championship as the juniors have exhibited good chess playing skills. We are also glad that as hosts we have managed to organize a Championship that is running on well,” Emmanuel Mwaka, Chairman of the Uganda Chess Federation told Xinhua on Tuesday.

The countries taking part in the Championships include hosts Uganda, Kenya, South Africa, Algeria, Egypt, Namibia, Somalia and Botswana.


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Publish date : 2019-01-01 15:18:57

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