IM Arthur Ssegwanyi in hot pursuit
IM Arthur Ssegwanyi of Uganda was the hero of day four during the ongoing Zone 4.2 Chess Championship taking place in Mombasa, Kenya.
He demolished GM Abdelrahman Hesham of Egypt who was 2nd seed in sizzling style. IM Ssegwanyi was the winner of the 2015 edition of the Zone 4.2 and played in the 2015 World Cup.
IM Arthur Ssegwanyi v GM Abdelrahman Hesham
GM Ahmed Adly continued with his winning ways by demolishing FM Abdalla Abdelazeez of Sudan. He now has 5.5 points out of 6 rounds and is currently leading the pack.
The winner will get a slot to represent Zone 4.2 in the World Cup in September 2019. Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia will be the host city.
Peter Gilruth defeated Mekonnen Kenea of Ethiopia to end up with 4 points in the table.
Vasanth Ramesh lost to Mekonnen Shiferaw of Ethiopia.
Matthew Kanegeni defeated a stubborn Hassan Fidow of Somalia.
Elvis Likoko lost to Tanzanian Emmanuel Mwaisumbe.
Yousuf Mahdi drew against James Panchol of South Sudan.
Mehul Gohil faced heartbreak in his game against the wily FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda. Mehul had a good position before making one reckless move which allowed FM Nsubuga to win in an exciting encounter.
Mehul Gohil v FM Haruna Nsubuga
WFM Ivy Amoko is leading the pack with 5 points out of 6 games.
WFM Sohayla Abdelmenaem of Egypt is in second place with 4.5 points
WCM Shakira Ampaire of Uganda is lying in third place with 4 points.
The Kenyan ladies are struggling to keep up with the leaders.
WCM Joyce Nyaruai is lying in 8th position with 3 points.
Gloria Jumba is in 10th position with 2.5.
WFM Sasha Mongeli is in 11th position with 2.5 points as well.