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, 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.