Major upsets at 2019 Tanzania Open
Major upsets were the order on the first day of the 2019 Tanzania Open.
Anthony Kionga of Kenya caused the first upset of the day. He demolished the feared FM Harold Wanyama of Uganda in round 1 in just nineteen moves!
FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda who was second seed was the next casualty of the day. He was defeated by Albert Njau of Tanzania.
Jackson Kamau who is one of Kenya’s top players was another victim in round 2. He lost to Musa Mangula of Tanzania.
The event has a total of just under 75 players taking part.
Twenty-three players are taking part in the Open section. The U14 and U9 sections each have 25 players.
Countries represented include Poland, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya and host Tanzania.
The prize fund is an impressive TZS 2,300,000 (USD 1,000). The winner will go home with TZS 700,000 (USD 300).
2018 – Event not held
2017 – IM Elijah Emojong (Uganda)
2016 – IM Arthur Ssegwanyi (Uganda)
2015 – IM Elijah Emojong (Uganda)