Meanwhile in Tunisia….Round 3 is on at 3pm today the 11th of July…2019 African Individual Championship. 4 GMs are on top with a perfect 2/2 and are playing each other on boards 1 and 2; GM Amin EGY, GM Bilel ALG, GM Hamdouchi MAR, GM Adly EGY. There is a total of 22 boards in this top and very tough Open section..Our own Zim IM Rodwell Makoto has 1/2 after an upset in the 1st round. He is facing Angola’s IM David Silva on the Black side (bd 11). All the best..
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And in Round 3 Egyptian GM Bassem Amin went on to lose vs GM Bilel of Algeria. In the next round GM Adly EGY meets GM Bilel ALG, they are the leaders on 3pts. Following closely are; Zambian IM Andrew Kayonde and Madagascan star IM Fy Rakotomaharo with 2.5pts. On board 3 GM Dr Bassem Amin face off Zambian IM Stanley Chumfwa hoping to recover from the 3rd round loss vs GM Bilel. There are 13 players with 2 points breathing heavily below the leaders. Our own Zimbabwean IM Makoto drew in the 3rd round vs Angolan IM David Silva meaning he is at 1.5pts. IM Makoto is facing Nigerian FM Oragwu Chukwunonso on board 12.