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Bellahcene Bilel is King of Zone 4.1

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Bellahcene Bilel is King of Zone 4.1

GM Bellahcene Bilel of Algeria is the winner of the Zone 4.1 Chess Championship.  He was in fantastic form when he cruised to a perfect score of 9 points out of 9 games.

GM Bellahcene Bilel will represent Zone 4.1 in the upcoming World Cup in September 2019. He also earned Euro 1,000 for his effort.

GM Bellahcene Bilel in action during the Zone 4.1 Chess Championship. Photo credit Federation Algerienne des Echecs,
GM Bellahcene Bilel in action during the Zone 4.1 Chess Championship. Photo credit Federation Algerienne des Echecs,

Khanty-Mansiysk in Russia is the host city for the World Cup.

The Zone 4.1 Chess Championship took place in the city of Oran, Algeria.  The event commenced on 24th April and ended on 1st May 2019.

Salhi Noureassadat of Algeria in action. Photo credit Federation Algerienne des Echecs,
Salhi Noureassadat of Algeria in action. Photo credit Federation Algerienne des Echecs,

A total of 10 players from 3 federations took part.  These included seven from Algeria, two from Tunisia and one from Mauritania.

Libya, Morocco, Mali, and Senegal were missing from this prestigious event.

Bengharabi Khallil of Algeria. Photo credit Federation Algerienne des Echecs,
Bengharabi Khallil of Algeria. Photo credit Federation Algerienne des Echecs,

IM Zaibi Amir of Tunisia was 2nd with 7.5 points.  FM Fellah Mohammed Amine of Algeria was 3rd with 6 points.

It is unfortunate that there was no event for the ladies in Zone 4.1.  The three other African Zones 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 all had a category for ladies.

Mohamed Abderrahim of Mauritania. Photo credit Federation Algerienne des Echecs,
Mohamed Abderrahim of Mauritania. Photo credit Federation Algerienne des Echecs,

GM Bellahcene Bilel

Bellahcene Bilel who is 21 years old, played on Board 1 for Algeria in the 2018 Batumi Olympiad.  He was born in Strasbourg, France and changed his federation from France to Algeria in July 2018.

GM Bellacene Bilel is Algeria’s top-ranked player with a rating of 2534.  Algeria boasts of 2 other Grandmasters and 10 International Masters.

GM Bellacene Bilel played board 1 for Algeria in the 2018 Batumi Olympiad. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
GM Bellacene Bilel played board 1 for Algeria in the 2018 Batumi Olympiad. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Mohamed Haddouche (2483) and Aimen Rizouk (2439) are the other two Grandmasters from Algeria.

IM Amir Zaibi v GM Bellahcene Bilel

Saim Mohamed Ilias v GM Bellahcene Bilel

Nabil Doghri the chess coach of Tunisia poses next to the poster of the event.  Photo credit Federation Algerienne des Echecs.
Nabil Doghri the chess coach of Tunisia poses next to the poster of the event. Photo credit Federation Algerienne des Echecs.

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Standings & Results of Zone 4.1 Chess Championship.

GM Adly Ahmed is King of Zone 4.2.

IM Fy Rakotomaharo is King of Zone 4.3.

FM Daniel Anwuli is King of Zone 4.4.