The 3rd edition of the Tanzania Open Chess Tournament starts today 11th November 2016 and will run until 13th November 2016 at the Peacock Hotel, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
A total of 4 IM’s, 3 FM’s and 2 CM’s are taking part in this highly anticipated event which has attracted over 70 players from 8 countries.
Leading the pack is IM Arthur Ssegwanyi 2365, IM Elijah Emojong 2339 both of Uganda followed by IM Mwali Chitumbo 2332 of Zambia.
The top Kenyan who will be swimming with the sharks will be Githinji Hinga 2121 who is expected to get into the prize bracket.
The prize fund is TZS 2.2 million (USD 1,100) with the winner going home with TZS 800,000 (USD 400).
The 1st edition of the Tanzania Open was sponsored by Spicenet Ltd and won by GM Nigel Short with 6/6 while IM Elijah Emojong was runners up.
IM Elijah Emojong won the 2nd edition with 7/8 while Klaver Cronelis of South Africa was 2nd with 6/8. The event was sponsored by Tanzania Chess Foundation Africa and Kasparov Chess Foundation.
This year’s event is sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa.
IM Elijah Emojong wins the 2015 Tanzania Open
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