Home Chess News Madelta Glenda snatches the lead at World Championship event

Madelta Glenda snatches the lead at World Championship event

137
SHARE

Madelta Glenda snatches the lead at World Championship event

Report by CM John Mukabi.

Madelta Glenda has now grabbed the lead for the first time as compatriot WCM Joyce Ndirangu stumbled to 4th position after Round 7 in the Women’s section the World Amateur Chess Championship taking place in Rhodes, Greece.

Kenyan star Madelta Glenda in action during the World Amateur Chess Championship going on in Rhodes, Greece.
Kenyan star Madelta Glenda in action during the World Amateur Chess Championship going on in Rhodes, Greece.

WCM Joyce Ndirangu fell to 12-year-old Daniya Suerkulova of Kazakhstan on board one, while Madelta Glenda defeated Maria Trivella of Greece on board two. Madelta Glenda is currently tied at 5.5 points with Daniya Suerkulova but has a better tie-break to take the lead.

Madelta Glenda v Maria Trivella 

Daniya Suerkulova v WCM Joyce Nyaruai Ndirangu

Medal prospects?

With two rounds remaining, Madelta and WCM Ndirangu are still in contention for medals as they occupy the top two boards again today in round eight. Madelta Glenda takes on Suerkulova while WCM Joyce Ndirangu faces 15-year-old Katholiki Troumouchi of Greece.

Open Section

Mehul Gohil won his game after a three-game drought in the U2300 section. Jackson Ndegwa and WFM Sasha Mongeli both won their games in the U2000 section.

Martin Njoroge and Philip Singe, on the other hand, drew their games in the U2000 section. It was the second time Kenya scored below 50% of the total 11 points up for grabs per round.

CM Ben Magana who lost to Piotr Renkowski of Poland in round seven has 4 points and currently ranked 11th in the standing.

Piotr Renkowski v CM Ben Magana

Sights of Rhodes, Greece thanks to Mehul Gohil (seated in the photo).
Sights of Rhodes, Greece thanks to Mehul Gohil (seated in the photo).

Links

Round 1 report on the 2021 World Amateur Chess Championship.

WCM Joyce Ndirangu grabs the lead at the World Amateur Chess Championship.

Official website of the 2021 World Amateur Chess Championship.

Open U1700 on chess-results.com

Women’s U1700 on chess-results.com

Open U2000 on chess-results.com

Open U2300 on chess-results.com