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GM Adly Ahmed lifts Zambian Crown


GM Adly Ahmed lifts Zambian Crown

GM Adly Ahmed of Egypt sealed his trip to the Zambian town of Mansa with an emphatic victory in the Henry Chilufya Memorial Chess Tournament GM Norm Section.  The event ended on 25th October 2017.

Mansa is the capital of the Luapula Province of Zambia and headquarters of Mansa District.  During the colonial period it was know as Fort Rosebery.

Players and sponsors pose for a photo. Winner Adly Ahmed (with shirt number 3) receives his trophy from Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya (just next to Adly). Others in the photo FM Harold Wanyama with pink shirt, GM Abhijeet Gupta extreme right. Squatting IM Arthur Ssegwanyi extreme left and IM Chitumbo Mwali extreme right.

Adly ended up with an impressive 8.5 points out of 9 rounds with his closest competitor GM Alon Greenfeld of Israel in second place with 7 points and GM Abhijeet Gupta of India in third place with 6 points.

Final cross-table.

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi of Uganda managed to draw his final game against IM Stanley Chumfwa of Zambia despite making a horrible blunder on move 22.  Arthur ended up with 4 points.

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi v IM Stanley Chumfwa

What do chess players do on the rest day – well they simply play chess!

IM Chitumbo Mwali of Zambia who is the 2006 African Junior Champion missed getting his GM norm when he ended up with a respectable 5 points in this tough event.

GM Adly Ahmed v IM Chitumbo Mwali

Minister of Health Dr. Chitalu Chilufya (extreme left) presents IM Chitumbo Mwali with his prize.

Sponsors & supporters for the event

The event was supported by the Chess for Peace Kirsan Foundation and the Honourable Dr Chitalu Chilfuya who is the Patron of the Chess Federation of Zambia.

Terrian Chess Academy of Kenya provided the DGT e-Boards & DGT 3000 clocks to enable live transmission of the games via their website.


You can download all the games here – Round 1 to 8.