FM Oragwu Chukwunonso was the beneficiary of a miscalculation by IM Rodwell Makoto..
Makoto vs Chukwunonso Rnd 4 board 12
A10 English Opening: Great Snake Variation
1.c4 g6 2.Nc3 Bg7 3.g3 e5 4.Bg2 Ne7 5.e3 Nbc6 6.Nge2 O-O 7.O-O d6 8.d3 a6 9.Rb1 h5 10.b4 Nf5 11.a4 a5 12.b5 Nce7 13.e4 Nh6 14.d4 Be6 15.Nd5 c6 16.bxc6 bxc6 17.Ne3 Ng4 18.d5 Nxe3 19.Bxe3 cxd5 20.cxd5 Bc8 21.Nc3 f5 22.Bb6 Qd7 23.Bh3 Ra6 24.Qe2 Qe8 25.Rfc1 Ra8 26.Nb5 Ba6 27.Bxa5 Bh6 28.Bd2 Bxb5 29.Rxb5 Bxd2 30.Qxd2 Rxa4 31.Rb7 f4 32.Bd7 Rd4 33.Qxd4 exd4 34.Bxe8 Rxe8 35.gxf4 Kf8 36.Rcc7 d3 37.Rxe7 Rxe7 38.Rb8+ Kf7 39.f3 d2 0-1 White resigned, Black is victorious
Before this round the Zimbabwean and Nigerian players were all at 1.5pts. IM Makoto was looking forward to garner a point from this game following his false start in the first round when he went down to a lower rated player again. Lady luck was not on his side this time again.
36…d3 a lone pawn
It was going to be a Nigerian that would enjoy the upset tag, as FM Oragwu Chukwunonso was the beneficiary of a miscalculation by IM Rodwell Makoto, after the latter felt he had the middlegame sorted out and should have a routine victory, only to be undone by a lone pawn. The pawn which the Zimbabwean rejected, became the destroyer of his well oiled plan -according to Africa Chess Media.
Other top boards in bits and pieces….
-On board 1 GM Adly Ahmed defending the pride of the Egyptian people, while GM Bellahcene Bilel was ripe from his victory over the pride of Africa.
– On board 2, it was sac after sac as both IM Andrew Kayonde and IM Fy Rakotomaharo shared the spoils of battle in a brilliantly contested war on the chess board.
-On board 3, as GM Amin Bassem fought for his life in a game that saw him heave a sigh of relieve after his opponent lost.
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