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Mawuli Richardson causes major upset at the 2021 AYCC

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Mawuli Richardson causes major upset at 2021 AYCC

Mawuli Richardson, one of Ghana’s top junior players, caused a major upset during the ongoing 2021 African Youth Chess Championship. He defeated Wafa Hamed of Egypt, who was the top-ranked player in the U14 Open Section.

The encounter on round 2 had just entered the middle game when Wafa Hamed made a terrible blunder on the 19th move. Mawuli Richardson immediately capitalised on the slip to snatch a vital point.

Mawuli Richardson rising star from Ghana. Photo credit Ghana Chess Association.
Mawuli Richardson rising star from Ghana. Photo credit Ghana Chess Association.

Mawuli Richardson, who plays for Knightmare Chess Club, has a rating of 1473, while Wafa Hamed’s rating is 2024.

Richardson Mawuli v Wafa Hamed

Hany Kamal Mohamed of Egypt was leading the U14 Open Section with 3 points at the end of round 3. Chakroum Wael of Tunisia and Mohamed Aderrahim of Mauritania were in joint 2nd place with 2.5 points each.

Samuel Wanjala and CM Lwanga Odongo, the Kenyan hopefuls in the U14 Open Section, had one point each after three rounds. 

Links

Standings & Results 2021 African Youth Chess Championship.

Kenya National Youth Team off to 2021 African Youth Chess Tournament.

An article on the 2021 African Youth Championship by Kenya Chess Masala.

2019 African Youth Chess Championship.

2018 African Youth Chess Championship.

Kisumu town all set for 2018 African Youth Chess Championship.

Recap of the 2016 African Youth Chess Championship.

Update on 2015 African Youth Chess Championship.

Kenya bags two bronze medals at the 2015 African Youth Chess Championship.

2015 African Youth Chess Championship.