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FM Patrick Kawuma wins Uganda Open

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FM Patrick Kawuma put up an impressive performance when he outclassed a strong field in the just concluded Uganda Open.  Patrick garnered a perfect score of 8 points out of 8 rounds to go home with the first prize of UGX 1.5 million (USD 410).

Uganda Chess Federation President Emmauel Mwaka (left) presents the trophy to FM Patrick Kawuma.
Uganda Chess Federation President Emmauel Mwaka (left) presents the trophy to FM Patrick Kawuma. Photo credit Eastmond Mwenda.

Cypriano Rehan Deng of South Sudan was second with 7 points.  Uganda Chess Federation President Emmauel Mwaka was in joint third position with Solomon Lubega with 6.5 points each.

The top ranked Kenyan was James Panchol who managed to obtain an impressive 6 points.

Top ranked IM Arthur Ssegwanyi rated 2373 of Uganda managed to get 6 points to end up in joint 4th position but 7th on tie-break.

Second seed IM Elijah Emojong rated 2333 of Uganda ended up with 5.5 points and 9th on tie-break.

FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda
FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda. Photo credit Eastmond Mwenda.

The real hero of the event was Cypriano Rehan Deng of South Sudan who is rated 1933 and who defeated the top two players IM Ssegwanyi and IM Emojong in round 4 and 8 respectively.

Cypriano Rehan Deng of South Sudan
Cypriano Rehan Deng of South Sudan. Photo credit Eastmond Mwenda.

Shakira Ampaire won the Ladies prize with 5 points ahead of WFM Ivy Amoko who had 4.5 points.

The Open Section had a total of 86 players from 7 African federations.

In the U1600 section there was a 3 way tie between Jimmy Sserwadda, Johnson Mugyenyi and Huzaifa Junju.  Jimmy was declared winner  in this section on tie-break.

Uganda Chess Federation President Emmauel Mwaka
Uganda Chess Federation President Emmauel Mwaka in action. Photo credit Eastmond Mwenda.

More details on this event can be found here – Uganda Open on Chess-Results.

Some of the games from the top 5 boards can be downloaded from here – Download PGN.

Ranking of top 24 players in the Open Section.

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