2021 AICC LILONGWE ROUND 7 UPDATE
By Khisho in Malawi
Pharaohs take the driving seat
After despatching two of his most able countrymen to deal with the troublesome Madagascan without success, it meant the King of African chess, GM Amin Bassem had no choice but to leave his throne and deal with IM Rakotomaharo Fy by himself.
But it was not going to be easy for the Madagascan was playing like a saint.
The King must have researched on the games of the Madagascan and found out that he was responding like a saint in all openings, so he decided to play an ‘unusual’ opening “Nf3”.
The game was always 50-50, until move # 22, when GM Bassem dropped a Rook sacrifice that pushed the Madagascan into a deadly maze.The Madagascan resigned a few moves later.
On the second board,
GM Ahmed Adly won against Malawian terror FM Joseph Mwale by way of space and superior Pawn structure.
As it stands, GM Adly and GM Bassem lead the pack with 6 points. Another Egyptian, GM Fawzy Adham, who beat tough fighter FM Patrick Kawuma of Uganda with the White pieces is third with 5.5 points.
In other crucial games yesterday, GM Fawzy Adham of Egypt saw off FM Banele Mhango of RSA, IM David Silva of Angola beat IM Karim Wageith of RSA.
In the upset of the day, CM Chiletso Chipanga of Malawi beat IM Andrew Kayonde (2399) of Zambia.
In the ladies section, the leader of yesterday,
WFM Lorita Mwango was trimmed to size by WIM Nassir Lina of Algeria, while
Jesse February beat WCM Kudzanayi Charinda of Zimbabwe to overturn the tables.
In the critical boards of the penultimate round of the open section today the fixtures are as follows:
IM Bwalya Gillan vs GM Amin Bassem, IM Silva David vs GM Adly Ahmed, GM Fawzy Adham EGY vs FM Barrish Daniel, IM Rakotomaharo vs GM Bellahcene Bilel, FM Mwale Joseph vs GM Hesham Abdelrahman
While in the ladies section, Shriyan Santosh Priyasha of Malawi will take on WIM Nassr Lina,
WIM February Jesse vs WFM Lorita Mwango.
For full details go to this link
Open Section http://chess-results.com/
[Ladies section) http://chess-results.com/
The tournament is taking place at Golden Peacock Hotel in Lilongwe Malawi.
Top 4 winners of the open section will qualify for the Chess World Cup in Sochi Russia.