African Individual Chess Championships 2018 Print
Thursday, 24 May 2018 10:02
african chess confedAfrican Individual Chess Championships 2018 were held from 12-22nd May in Warm Harbor Hotel, Lusaka, Zambia.

The organizers were the African Chess Confederation and the Chess Federation of Zambia.

30 players took part in the Open section and 22 in the Women section.

In the Open section the Egyptian players proved their dominance. GM Bassem Amin crushed the field with 8,5 out of 9.
GM Ahmed Adly was second with 7 points and GM Essam El Gindy took third place with 6 points.

In the Ladies section the winner is WGM Shahenda Wafa (Egypt) with 8 pot of 9. Second is WFM Lorita Mwango (Zambia) with 6,5 points and with the same points third is WIM Sabrina Latreche (Algeria).

Bassem Amin also won the Blitz championship with 7/9 points. Just like Shahenda Wafa claimed victory in this event as well, with 8/9 points.

In the Rapid championship Ahmed Adly edged his compatriot Bassem Amin on tie-break to claim the first place. The two players finished on 8/9 points each.