2011 African Individual Championships

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The 2011 African Individual Championships are currently being held in Maputo, Mozambique from June 3rd-14th. There are three remaining spots at stake for the World Championships qualifier and top seed Ahmed Adly will lead the charge to challenge defending African Champion, Bassem Amin. Egypt actually has the top five contestants followed by IMs Kenny Solomon of South Africa. At press time, Robert Gwaze of Zimbabwe has not arrived, but has already qualified through the 4.3 subzonal. Ten countries are represented. The other countries representing are: Algeria, Angola, Botswana, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia.

GM Bassem Amin
Egypt’s GM Bassem Amin, Defending African Champion

There has been little coverage thus far on the tournament but The Chess Drum will begin coverage through the end of the tournament. The results can be follow at chess-results.com. Unfortunately, the site has listed “Portugal” as the site when clearly the tournament is being held in Africa (Maputo, Mozambique). It is certainly the African Championships. The women’s championship is being held concurrently and is led by defending champion, WGM Melissa Greeff of South Africa. Both South Africa and Egypt have half of the sixteen players entered with four apiece. Like the open competition, there are ten countries.

Chief Arbiter: IA Carlos Oliveira Dias
Results (Men): https://chess-results.com/tnr50993.aspx?lan=1
Results (Women): https://chess-results.com/tnr50992.aspx?lan=1
Games (PGN): Men Women
Photos (Gunther van den Bergh): picasaweb.google.com

Daaim Shabazz

Daaim Shabazz is the founder of The Chess Drum, while serving as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds a B.S. Computer Science from Chicago State University, an MBA in Marketing and a Ph.D. in International Affairs & Development, both from Clark Atlanta University. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

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  1. Round #1
    Saturday, 4 June 2011

    Midday traffic in Mozambique

    Midday traffic in Mozambique

    OPEN
    FM Mucongoma Miguel 2240 0 – 1 GM Adly Ahmed 2630
    GM Amin Bassem 2596 1 – 0 Nyazi Nehad 2216
    CM Solomons Deon 2214 0 – 1 GM El Gindy Essam 2506
    IM El Taher Fouad 2486 ½ – ½ Domingos Ediberto 2201
    Soares Erikson Roberto Maurici 2196 0 – 1 IM Ezat Mohamed 2453
    IM Solomon Kenny 2433 1 – 0 FM Alice Mateus Felizardo Viageir 2190
    Makoto Rodwell 2157 1F – 0F IM Gwaze Robert 2429
    IM Haddouche Mohamed 2398 1 – 0 Paiva Donaldo 2121
    Moyo Dion 2109 ½ – ½ IM Belouadah Saad 2342
    Chumfwa Stanley 2340 1 – 0 Seraoui Mohcen 2099
    Elijah Emojong UNR. 1 – 0 IM Aderito Pedro 2339
    FM Steel Henry Robert 2328 1 – 0 Vianney Luggya UNR.

    Standings

    WIM Mezioud Amina (Algeria) vs WFM Tshepang Tlale (S. Africa); Vania Vilhete (Mozambique) vs. WIM Denise Frick (S. Africa)

    WIM Mezioud Amina (Algeria) vs WFM Tshepang Tlale (S. Africa); Vania Vilhete (Mozambique) vs. WIM Denise Frick (S. Africa)

    WOMEN
    WGM Greeff Melissa 2080 1 – 0 Mahmoud Merihan 1842
    WFM Wafa Shrook 1768 0 – 1 WGM Mona Khaled 2076
    WIM Mezioud Amina 2037 1 – 0 WFM Tlale Tshepang 1739
    Vilhete Vania 1718 0 – 1 WIM Frick Denise 1920
    WIM Solomons Anzel 1914 1 – 0 Malenda Ana UNR.
    Meghara Lylia UNR. 0 – 1 WCM Latreche Khadidja 1904
    WIM Alaa El Din Yosra 1862 1 – 0 Tiviane Graça UNR.
    WCM Tembo Epah 1909 not paired
    WCM Francis Thapelo UNR. not paired

    Standings

  2. Round #2
    Sunday, 5 June 2011

    International Arbiter Carlos Oliveira Dias

    International Arbiter Carlos Oliveira Dias (Portugal)

    OPEN
    GM Adly Ahmed 2630 1 – 0 IM Haddouche Mohamed 2398
    Chumfwa Stanley 2340 ½ – ½ GM Amin Bassem 2596
    GM El Gindy Essam 2506 1 – 0 FM Steel Henry Robert 2328
    IM Ezat Mohamed 2453 1 – 0 Elijah Emojong UNR.
    Makoto Rodwell 2157 0 – 1 IM Solomon Kenny 2433
    IM Belouadah Saad 2342 ½ – ½ IM El Taher Fouad 2486
    Domingos Ediberto 2201 1 – 0 Moyo Dion 2109
    IM Aderito Pedro 2339 ½ – ½ Soares Erikson 2196
    FM Alice Mateus 2190 0 – 1 FM Jere Daniel 2320
    Paiva Donaldo 2121 1 – 0 FM Njili Kamel 2305
    Seraoui Mohcen 2099 ½ – ½ FM Mucongoma Miguel 2240
    Nyazi Nehad 2216 1 – 0 FM Phiri Richmond 2165
    Vianney Luggya UNR. 0 – 1 CM Solomons Deon 2214
    Dzilani Abel 2119 bye
    IM Gwaze Robert 2429 not paired
    Dimba James not paired

    Standings (Open)

    WGM Mona Khaled of Egypt is ready for the challenge!

    WGM Mona Khaled of Egypt is ready for the challenge!

    WOMEN

    WIM Frick Denise 1920 1 – 0 WGM Greeff Melissa 2080
    WGM Mona Khaled 2076 1 – 0 WIM Solomons Anzel 1914
    WCM Latreche Khadidja 1904 ½ – ½ WIM Mezioud Amina 2037
    WCM Tembo Epah 1909 1 – 0 WIM Alaa El Din Yosra 1862
    Mahmoud Merihan 1842 1F – 0F WCM Francis Thapelo UNR.
    Malenda Ana UNR. 0 – 1 WFM Wafa Shrook 1768
    WFM Tlale Tshepang 1739 1 – 0 Meghara Lylia UNR.
    Tiviane Graça UNR. 0 – 1 Vilhete Vania 1718

    Standings (Women)

  3. Round #3
    Monday, 6 June 2011

    South Africa's IM Kenny Solomon

    South Africa’s IM Kenny Solomon

    OPEN
    IM Ezat Mohamed 2453 ½ – ½ GM Adly Ahmed 2630
    IM Solomon Kenny 2433 0 – 1 GM El Gindy Essam 2506 3
    GM Amin Bassem 2596 1 – 0 Domingos Ediberto 2201 18
    IM El Taher Fouad 2486 ½ – ½ Chumfwa Stanley 2340 10
    IM Haddouche Mohamed 2398 1 – 0 Makoto Rodwell 2157 22
    CM Solomons Deon 2214 ½ – ½ IM Belouadah Saad 2342 9
    FM Steel Henry Robert 2328 1 – 0 Paiva Donaldo 2121 23
    FM Jere Daniel 2320 1F – 0F Dzilani Abel 2119 24
    Elijah Emojong UNR. 0 – 1 Nyazi Nehad 2216 16
    FM Mucongoma Miguel 2240 0 – 1 IM Aderito Pedro 2339
    Soares Erikson 2196 ½ – ½ Seraoui Mohcen 2099 26
    Moyo Dion 2109 ½ – ½ FM Alice Mateus 2190 20
    FM Njili Kamel 2305 0 – 1 Dimba James 0 27
    FM Phiri Richmond 2165 1 – 0 Vianney Luggya 0 29
    IM Gwaze Robert 2429 0 not paired

    Standings (Open)

    WOMEN
    WIM Frick Denise 1920 0 – 1 WGM Mona Khaled 2076
    WIM Mezioud Amina 2037 1 – 0 WGM Greeff Melissa 2080
    WIM Solomons Anzel 1914 1 – 0 WCM Latreche Khadidja 1904
    WFM Wafa Shrook 1768 0 – 1 WCM Tembo Epah 1909
    WIM Alaa El Din Yosra 1862 0 – 1WFM Tlale Tshepang 1739
    Mahmoud Merihan 1842 0 – 1 Vilhete Vania 1718
    Meghara Lylia UNR. 1 – 0 Malenda Ana UNR.
    Tiviane Graça UNR. bye
    WCM Francis Thapelo UNR. not paired

    Standings (Women)

  4. Round #4
    Tuesday, 7 June 2011

    Egyptian Grandmasters face off. Adly won the encounter against Amin.

    Angolans Pedro Aderito and Ediberto Domingos

    Zimbabweans Rodwell Makoto and Dion Moyo battle while Mozamibique’s Donaldo Paiva checks bulletin before facing Ugandan Elijah Emojong.

    OPEN
    GM El Gindy Essam 2506 1 – 0 IM Ezat Mohamed 2453
    GM Adly Ahmed 2630 1 – 0 GM Amin Bassem 2596
    FM Steel Henry Robert 2328 1 – 0 IM Solomon Kenny 2433
    FM Jere Daniel 2320 ½ – ½ IM Haddouche Mohamed 2398
    Nyazi Nehad 2216 0 – 1 Chumfwa Stanley 2340
    IM Aderito Pedro 2339 0 – 1 IM El Taher Fouad 2486
    Domingos Ediberto 2201 0 – 1 CM Solomons Deon 2214
    IM Belouadah Saad 2342 1 – 0 Soares Erikson Roberto Maurici 2196
    Seraoui Mohcen 2099 ½ – ½ FM Phiri Richmond 2165
    Makoto Rodwell 2157 1 – 0 1 Moyo Dion 2109
    Paiva Donaldo 2121 1 – 0 Elijah Emojong UNR.
    Dimba James UNR. 0 – 1 FM Mucongoma Miguel Jose Maconi 2240
    FM Alice Mateus Felizardo Viageir 2190 0 – 1 FM Njili Kamel 2305
    Vianney Luggya UNR. bye
    IM Gwaze Robert 2429 not paired
    Dzilani Abel 2119 not paired

    Standings (Open)

    WOMEN
    WGM Mona Khaled 2076 ½ – ½ WIM Mezioud Amina 2037
    WCM Tembo Epah 1909 0 – 1 WIM Frick Denise 1920
    WFM Tlale Tshepang 1739 0 – 1 WIM Solomons Anzel 1914
    Vilhete Vania 1718 ½ – ½ WCM Latreche Khadidja 1904
    WGM Greeff Melissa 2080 0 – 1 WFM Wafa Shrook 1768
    Meghara Lylia UNR. 0 – 1 WIM Alaa El Din Yosra 1862
    Tiviane Graça UNR. 0 – 1 Mahmoud Merihan 1842
    Malenda Ana UNR. bye
    WCM Francis Thapelo UNR. not paired

    Standings (Women)

  5. Hi Daaim

    Coverage of the event can be found at the following address:
    http://www.chessa.co.za/articles.aspx?art=73

    Unfortunately the internet connection here in Maputo is extremely weak and we make updates whenever possible.

    The reason why the results (on chess-results.com) is listed under Portugal is because Mozambique does not have a registered copy of the software (Swiss Manager) being used. The Chief Arbiter (Carlos Dias, from Portugal) is using his registered copy and only has upload rights via the Portuguese upload site.

    Best regards

    Gunther van den Bergh
    Deputy Arbiter

  6. Forgot to mention, pictures of the event can be found via the Chess South Africa website (www.chessa.co.za/articles.aspx?art=73)

  7. Round #5
    Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    Playing Hall

    OPEN
    GM Adly Ahmed 2630 1 – 0 GM El Gindy Essam 2506
    Chumfwa Stanley 2340 0 – 1 FM Steel Henry Robert 2328
    GM Amin Bassem 2596 ½ – ½ IM Haddouche Mohamed 2398
    IM El Taher Fouad 2486 ½ – ½ FM Jere Daniel 2320
    IM Ezat Mohamed 2453 0 – 1 IM Belouadah Saad 2342
    CM Solomons Deon 2214 ½ – ½ Nyazi Nehad 2216
    IM Solomon Kenny 2433 1 – 0 Paiva Donaldo 2121
    FM Phiri Richmond 2165 0 – 1 Makoto Rodwell 2157
    Seraoui Mohcen 2099 ½ – ½ IM Aderito Pedro 2339
    FM Mucongoma Miguel 2240 ½ – ½ Domingos Ediberto 2201
    FM Njili Kamel 2305 1 – 0 Elijah Emojong UNR.
    Soares Erikson Roberto Maurici 2196 1 – 0 Dimba James UNR.
    Vianney Luggya UNR. 0 – 1 Moyo Dion 2109 25
    FM Alice Mateus 2190 bye
    IM Gwaze Robert 2429 not paired
    Dzilani Abel 2119 not paired

    Standings (Open)

    WOMEN
    Vilhete Vania 1718 ½ – ½ WGM Mona Khaled 2076
    WIM Mezioud Amina 2037 1 – 0 WIM Frick Denise 1920
    WIM Solomons Anzel 1914 0 – 1 WCM Tembo Epah 1909
    WCM Latreche Khadidja 1904 1 – 0 WFM Tlale Tshepang 1739
    Mahmoud Merihan 1842 ½ – ½ WIM Alaa El Din Yosra 1862
    WFM Wafa Shrook 1768 0 – 1 Meghara Lylia UNR.
    Malenda Ana UNR. 0 – 1 Tiviane Graça UNR.
    WGM Greeff Melissa 2080 bye
    WCM Francis Thapelo UNR. not paired

    Standings (Women)

  8. Not sure why he did not play (since he recently played in Angola), but he has already qualified for the World Championship cycle, so maybe he wanted to avoid the cost. However, there is always a GM norm possibility.

  9. GM Amon Simutowe not playing because of unpaid allowances by the current Zambian Chess Federation? They’re not paying a national hero??? The only activity I’ve seen on the net from GM Simutowe is the 129th Oxford University versus Cambridge University match back in March where he was the highest rated player for Oxford. Oxford won. Historically Cambridge leads these annuals 56-53.

  10. Mikhail,

    It’s a bit complicated history, but Amon is focusing more on his studies at this time. I believe Amon is important not only for Zambia, but for the continent of Africa and the entire African Diaspora. I don’t believe his importance is appreciated. I will make sure the chess world understands how important his accomplishment is.

  11. Round #6
    Friday, 10 June 2011

    FM Daniel Jere of Zambia upset defending champion GM Bassem Amin of Egypt.

    FM Daniel Jere of Zambia upset defending champion
    GM Bassem Amin of Egypt.

    OPEN
    FM Steel Henry Robert 2328 0 – 1 GM Adly Ahmed 2630
    GM El Gindy Essam 2506 1 – 0 IM Belouadah Saad 2342
    FM Jere Daniel 2320 1 – 0 GM Amin Bassem 2596
    Makoto Rodwell 2157 ½ – ½ IM El Taher Fouad 2486
    Chumfwa Stanley 2340 1 – 0 IM Solomon Kenny 2433
    IM Haddouche Mohamed 2398 1 – 0 CM Solomons Deon 2214
    Nyazi Nehad 2216 ½ – ½ IM Ezat Mohamed 2453
    IM Aderito Pedro 2339 0 – 1 FM Njili Kamel 2305
    Paiva Donaldo 2121 1 – 0 FM Mucongoma Miguel Jose Maconi 2240
    Domingos Ediberto 2201 0 – 1 Seraoui Mohcen 2099
    Moyo Dion 2109 ½ – ½ Soares Erikson Roberto Maurici 2196
    FM Phiri Richmond 2165 1 – 0 FM Alice Mateus Felizardo Viageir 2190
    Dimba James UNR. 1 – 0 Vianney Luggya UNR.
    Elijah Emojong UNR. bye
    IM Gwaze Robert 2429 not paired
    Dzilani Abel 2119 not paired

    Standings (Open)

    WOMEN
    WGM Mona Khaled 2076 1 – 0 WCM Latreche Khadidja 1904
    WCM Tembo Epah 1909 0 – 1 WIM Mezioud Amina 2037
    WIM Frick Denise 1920 ½ – ½ WIM Solomons Anzel 1914
    WIM Alaa El Din Yosra 1862 ½ – ½ Vilhete Vania Fausto Da T 1718
    WFM Tlale Tshepang 1739 1 – 0 Mahmoud Merihan 1842
    Tiviane Graça UNR. 0 – 1 WFM Wafa Shrook 1768
    WGM Greeff Melissa 2080 1 – 0 Malenda Ana UNR.
    Meghara Lylia UNR. bye
    WCM Francis Thapelo UNR. not paired

    Standings (Women)

  12. Zambians are on fire.

    For Adly-Chumfwa I predict a draw. For Jere-Steel I predict a win by Jere. I’m also expecting that Richmond Phiri might win his game against Erickson.

    This is how balanced African Individual is supposed to be like!!

    1. Either you underestimates Adly or overestimates Chumfwa ! Lol… greetings from Cairo, Egypt…
      Zambian talented players have to leave Zambia and lay chess abroad to gain more experience. Why do not they cams and stay 6 months in Egypt?
      First they play many tournaments against Egyptian players, second they will be closer to Europe to join Euro tournaments,
      it is just a suggestion !!

      1. I doubt if Zambians have to confine themselves to playing Egyptians or Europeans. They simply need to play strong players regardless where they are from. Amon Simutowe did this without any training, played all over the world and made Grandmaster on his own.

        I believe Africa needs to attract strong players to Africa to play instead of spending a lot of money traveling around.

  13. Round #7
    Saturday, 11 June 2011

    OPEN
    GM Adly Ahmed 2630 1 – 0 Chumfwa Stanley 2340
    IM Haddouche Mohamed 2398 ½ – ½ GM El Gindy Essam 2506
    FM Jere Daniel 2320 0 – 1 FM Steel Henry Robert 2328
    IM Belouadah Saad 2342 0 – 1 Makoto Rodwell 2157
    IM El Taher Fouad 2486 0 – 1 GM Amin Bassem 2596
    IM Ezat Mohamed 2453 ½ – ½ Paiva Donaldo 2121
    IM Solomon Kenny 2433 1 – 0 Nyazi Nehad 2216
    FM Njili Kamel 2305 1 – 0 CM Solomons Deon 2214
    Seraoui Mohcen 2099 0 – 1 Moyo Dion 2109
    Soares Erikson Roberto Maurici 2196 0 – 1 FM Phiri Richmond 2165
    Dimba James UNR. 0 – 1 IM Aderito Pedro 2339
    Elijah Emojong UNR. 1 – 0 Domingos Ediberto 2201
    FM Alice Mateus Felizardo Viageir 2190 1 – 0 Vianney Luggya UNR.
    FM Mucongoma Miguel 2240 bye
    IM Gwaze Robert 2429 not paired
    Dzilani Abel 2119 not paired

    Standings (Open)

    Vania Vilhete (Mozambique) vs. Epah Tembo (Zambia)

    Vania Vilhete (Mozambique) vs. Epah Tembo (Zambia)
    Wafa Shrook (Egypt) vs. Alaa El Din Yosra (Egypt)

    WOMEN
    WIM Mezioud Amina 2037 1 – 0 WIM Solomons Anzel 1914
    WGM Mona Khaled 2076 ½ – ½ WGM Greeff Melissa 2080
    WCM Latreche Khadidja 1904 1 – 0 WIM Frick Denise 1920
    Vilhete Vania Fausto Da T 1718 ½ – ½ WCM Tembo Epah 1909
    WFM Wafa Shrook 1768 ½ – ½ WIM Alaa El Din Yosra 1862
    Meghara Lylia UNR. 1 – 0 Tiviane Graça UNR.
    Mahmoud Merihan 1842 1 – 0 Malenda Ana UNR.
    WFM Tlale Tshepang 1739 bye
    WCM Francis Thapelo not paired

    Standings (Women)

  14. The players have had to overcome quite a few challenges at the tournament. There were initial complaints on the food being substandard and before round five, two of the South African players’ rooms flooded. However, things have been sorted out and the organizers are doing everything to make the players comfortable.

    Read the catalog of events at CHESSA’s blog at https://www.chessa.co.za/articles.aspx?art=73

  15. Round #8
    Sunday, 12 June 2011

    GM Ahmed Adly (Egypt) vs. Rodwell Makoto (Zimbabwe)

    GM Ahmed Adly (Egypt) vs. Rodwell Makoto (Zimbabwe)

    FM Alice Felizardo Viageir Mateus

    FM Alice Felizardo Viageir Mateus (Mozambique)

    Erik Soares (Angola)

    Erikson Soares (Angola)
    2011 African Junior Champion

    OPEN
    Makoto Rodwell 2157 ½ – ½ GM Adly Ahmed 2630
    GM El Gindy Essam 2506 ½ – ½ FM Jere Daniel 2320
    FM Steel Henry Robert 2328 1 – 0 IM Haddouche Mohamed 2398
    GM Amin Bassem 2596 ½ – ½ IM Solomon Kenny 2433
    FM Njili Kamel 2305 ½ – ½ Chumfwa Stanley 2340
    FM Phiri Richmond 2165 0 – 1 IM El Taher Fouad 2486
    Moyo Dion 2109 0 – 1 IM Ezat Mohamed 2453
    Paiva Donaldo 2121 0 – 1 IM Belouadah Saad 2342
    CM Solomons Deon 2214 ½ – ½ IM Aderito Pedro 2339
    FM Mucongoma Miguel 2240 0 – 1 Elijah Emojong UNR.
    Nyazi Nehad 2216 1 – 0 Seraoui Mohcen 2099
    FM Alice Mateus 2190 0 – 1 Soares Erikson Roberto Maurici 2196
    Vianney Luggya UNR. 0 – 1 Domingos Ediberto 2201
    Dimba James UNR. bye
    IM Gwaze Robert 2429 not paired
    Dzilani Abel 2119 not paired

    Standings (Open)

    Khadidja Latreche (Algeria) vs. Merihan Mahmoud (Egypt)

    Khadidja Latreche (Algeria) vs. Merihan Mahmoud (Egypt)

    Tshepang Tlale (South Africa)

    Tshepang Tlale (South Africa)

    WOMEN
    WIM Mezioud Amina 2037 1 – 0 Vilhete Vania Fausto Da T 1718
    WFM Tlale Tshepang 1739 0 – 1 WGM Mona Khaled 2076
    WCM Latreche Khadidja 1904 1 – 0 Mahmoud Merihan 1842
    WIM Frick Denise 1920 1 – 0 Meghara Lylia UNR.
    WIM Solomons Anzel 1914 1 – 0 WFM Wafa Shrook 1768
    Tiviane Graça UNR. 0 – 1 WGM Greeff Melissa 2080
    Malenda Ana UNR. 0 – 1 WCM Tembo Epah 1909
    WIM Alaa El Din Yosra 1862 bye
    WCM Francis Thapelo UNR. not paired

    Standings (Women)

  16. Ahmed Adly has all but clinched 1st place with one round remaining. He plays Kenny Solomon in what will probably be a short draw to clinch clear first. Even if he loses, he owns tiebreak advantages over both Essam El-Gindy and Henry Steel, beating both of them.

    Amina Mezioud holds the lead, but will have to play out the last round because Mona Khaled is only half-point behind. However, a draw may be enough to get Mezioud the championship.

    1. Looks like a draw wasn’t enough for Amina Mezioud. Both Mezioud and Khaled had the exact same tiebreaks, but they have Khaled as #1. I’ll have to see how they used the tiebreaks.

      Adly won clear first with a win over Solomon.

      1. Congrats to Henry Steel, the reigning South African Champion. He now has the best chance of becoming South Africa’s first Grandmaster. He also recently defeated GM Luke McShane at the Olympiad and as we all know, McShane is a super GM rated 2600+.

  17. Round #9
    Monday, 13 June 2011

    OPEN
    IM Solomon Kenny 2433 0 – 1 GM Adly Ahmed 2630
    GM El Gindy Essam 2506 ½ – ½ Makoto Rodwell 2157
    IM El Taher Fouad 2486 ½ – ½ FM Steel Henry Robert 2328
    IM Belouadah Saad 2342 0 – 1 GM Amin Bassem 2596
    Chumfwa Stanley 2340 ½ – ½ IM Ezat Mohamed 2453
    IM Haddouche Mohamed 2398 1 – 0 FM Njili Kamel 2305
    FM Jere Daniel 2320 1 – 0 Nyazi Nehad 2216
    Elijah Emojong UNR. 1 – 0 CM Solomons Deon 2214
    IM Aderito Pedro 2339 1 – 0 FM Phiri Richmond 2165
    Soares Erikson 2196 0 – 1 Paiva Donaldo 2121
    Moyo Dion 2109 0 – 1 Dimba James UNR. 27
    Domingos Ediberto 2201 1 – 0 FM Alice Mateus 2190
    Vianney Luggya UNR. 0 – 1 FM Mucongoma Miguel Jose Maconi 2240
    Seraoui Mohcen 2099 bye
    IM Gwaze Robert 2429 UNR. not paired
    Dzilani Abel 2119 not paired

    Standings (Open)

    WOMEN
    WIM Alaa El Din Yosra 1862 ½ – ½ WIM Mezioud Amina 2037
    WCM Tembo Epah 1909 0 – 1 WGM Mona Khaled 2076
    WGM Greeff Melissa 2080 1 – 0 WCM Latreche Khadidja 1904
    Vilhete Vania Fausto Da T 1718 1 – 0 WIM Solomons Anzel 1914
    WIM Frick Denise 1920 1 – 0 Tiviane Graça UNR.
    Mahmoud Merihan 1842 0 – 1 Meghara Lylia UNR.
    Malenda Ana UNR. 0 – 1 WFM Tlale Tshepang 1739
    WFM Wafa Shrook 1768 bye
    WCM Francis Thapelo not paired

    Standings (Women)

  18. Open Section

    1. GM Ahmed Adly (EGY) 8/9
    2. GM Essam El Gindy (EGY) 6.5/9
    3. FM Henry Steel (RSA) 6.5/9

    Women Section

    1. WGM Mona Khaled (EGY) 7.5/9
    2. WIM Amina Mezioud (ALG) 7.5/9
    3. WGM Melissa Greeff (RSA) 5.5/9

    Note: Greef won the play-off match 2-0 vs. Denise Frick

    1. I’m as puzzled as you are. They were in Angola and had recently played a match with Zambia. I thought this was preparation. I’m hoping someone will post here.

    1. He performed well of course. I’m not 100% sure, but here are the regulations.

      https://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=58&view=article

      if I understand the regulations correctly, he should qualify for the title. For zonal and subzonals a 66% performance would bestow the IM title. What I’m not clear on is whether this also applies to continental tournament where it requires that he win clear first. It is unclear.

      We will have to wait and see.

      1. It appears that Henry Steel is mirroring the 25 year old Kenny Solomon of 2004. Kenny Solomon was rated in the 2350’s, won the South African championship and then scored 6.5/9 in the African Individuals. He was then awarded the IM. I don’t know if other things are the same though.

      2. Henry has already qualified for the IM title (before the African Individuals) due to hios excellent results at the FIDE Olympiad last year. He does not have qualified for the IM title here at the AI’s as the title is only awarded to the player ending in 1st place. Or if a maximum of up to 3 players share 1st place, then all 3 receive the title. However, he does receive a GM norm/

  19. Adly Ahmed is dangerous! I went through his games. The first time I saw him was in 2001 wen he won the Africa Junior as a small boy in Lusaka, Zambia. I saw his games and I knew in a few years he would be Africa’s top most GM. Congratulations Adly. I also congratulate Daniel Jere, Stanley Chunfwa, Richmond Phiri, Dimba James and Epah Tembo for playing well in the tourney. You tried your best to represent Zambia guys! Thanks for putting as on the map once again. Soon we will produce a second GM.

    1. yeah,he is good.but i wud have luved watchn him play wit Gwaze or Simutowe.atleast we were able to see fine games from our own african players.ay to go africa!!!

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