2013 Lagos Chess Classic (Lagos, Nigeria)

Egypt’s IM Abdelrahman Hesham won the 1st LAGOS STATE CHESS CLASSICS International Open Chess Tournament topping four others with 6/7 on tiebreaks. According to Abiola Akinseye’s Facebook report,

The final day of the Lagos state chess classic ended in some kind of anticlimax as the tournament leaders GM Dejan Antic of Serbia and IM Elijah Emojong of Uganda both lost on the Final day to their Egyptian counterparts giving way to a FIVE (5) WAY TIE on 6 POINTS for 1st to 5th place, IM HESHAM Abdelrahman was presented the Trophy at the presentation ceremony as he edged out others on TIE BREAK points.


IM Abdelrahman Hesham (center) receiving the winner’s trophy.

2013 Lagos State Chess Classic
October 8-11th, 2013 (Lagos, Nigeria)
Standings
#
Name
Title
Federation
Flag
Rating
Pts.
1 HESHAM, Abdelrahman IM Egypt
2362 6-1
2 ONOVUGHE, Ochuko Nigeria
2143 6-1
3 OMOIFO, Osemekhian USA
2084 6-1
4 EZAT, Mohamed IM Egypt
2454 6-1
5 MADUAGWUNA, Emmanuel Nigeria
2445 6-1
6 ANTIC, Dejan GM Serbia
2465 5½-1½
7 EMOJONG, Elijah IM Uganda
2334 5½-1½
8 ADU, Oladapo IM Nigeria
2214 5½-1½
9 AJIBOWO, Olamide FM Nigeria
2188 5½-1½
10 IGBOLOKUMO, Felix Nigeria
0 5½-1½
11 AIKHOJE, Odion IM Nigeria
2270 5½-1½
12 Sarwat, Walaa IM Egypt
2314 5½-1½
Full Results

Daaim Shabazz

Dr. Daaim Shabazz is the creator and webmaster of The Chess Drum. He serves as a tenured faculty member of Global Business & Marketing at Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and a doctorate in International Affairs & Development. He has served the journalist community for more than 30 years and still competes in tournaments occasionally.

One Comment


  1. IM Bunmi Olape (right) had a difficult time and ended on 4/7.

    GM Dejan Antic was victorious against IM Oladapo Adu, but could not overcome the rest of the field despite being top seed.

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