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David Silva & Lina Nassr Crowned African Champions

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David Silva & Lina Nassr Crowned African Champions

IM David Silva of Angola & WFM Lina Nassr of Algeria were crowned Africa Junior U20 Champions winners in their respective categories.

The Africa Junior is the continent’s most prestigious event which ended with an exciting finish on 29th December 2017 in Lome, Togo.

IM David Silva & WFM Lina Nassr at the closing ceremony.
IM David Silva & WFM Lina Nassr at the closing ceremony.

The 30th edition of this prestigious event ran from 22nd to 29th December 2017.  There were a total of 18 players in the Open Section from Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo & Tunisia.

The Ladies Section had 10 players from 6 federations including Algeria, Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Tunisia and Togo.

IM David Silva grabbed an impressive draw against the top ranked player IM Adham Fawzy of Egypt.

Ahmed Nassr v David Silva

Players and officials pose for a photo.
Players and officials pose for a photo.

We present another game where WFM Lina Nassr defeats 3 times African Junior Champion WIM Esperanca Caxita of Angola.

WIM Esperanca Caxita v WFM Lina Nassr

WFM Lina Nassr’s other important victories include gold medal at the 2015 African Youth Chess Championship.

Final standing for the Open Section.
Final standing for the Open Section.
Final standing of the Ladies section.
Final standing of the Ladies section.

IM David Silva has now won this event 3 times having won it in 2014, 2015 and then in 2017.

Full details of this event can be found here – African Junior U20 Open Section and African Junior U20 Ladies Section.

Summary of past winners.
Summary of past winners.

Links

2016 Africa Junior Chess Championship.

2015 Africa Junior Chess Championship – part 2.

2015 Africa Junior Chess Championship – part 1.