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Madelta Glenda maintains her lead at World Championship

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Madelta Glenda maintains her lead at World Championship

Madelta Glenda yesterday afternoon defeated Kazakhstan’s Daniya Suerkulova in round 8 to maintain her lead into the final round of the 2021 World Amateur Chess Championship. She now has 6.5 points while compatriot WCM Joyce Ndirangu has 6 points.

Madelata Glenda will face her sternest test this afternoon when she takes on Mozah Al-Moaamari from United Arab Emirates in the last and final round.

Madelta Glenda of Kenya leading the World Amateur Chess Championship.
Madelta Glenda of Kenya leading the World Amateur Chess Championship.

A win for Medelta Glenda will earn her a well deserved gold medal, and a draw could hand her a gold medal or silver depending on what happens on board two.

Kenyan chess fans following the game from round 8 were devastated when Madelta played Rd2 on move number 26, which allowed her young opponent to win a free Knight. Madelta clung on by putting up a stiff fight before her opponent blundered on move 69.

Madelta Glenda v Daniya Suerkulova 

WCM Joyce Ndirangu 

WCM Joyce Ndirangu, on the other hand, was clinical in her victory, which came on move 42. WCM Ndirangu is now lying second with 6 points and will face WCM Zainab Darwish Almaamari of United Arab Emirates, who has 5 points. A win for Joyce could see her grab a potential gold medal if her compatriot Madelta Glenda loses her game on board one.

WCM Joyce Ndirangu v Katholiki Troumouchi

The playing hall at the 2021 World Amateur Chess Championship in Rhodes, Greece.
The playing hall at the 2021 World Amateur Chess Championship in Rhodes, Greece.

WCM Lucy Wanjiru also won her game and now has 4.5 points and will take on Katholiki Troumouchi of Greece.

The last and final round is being played today at 3 pm Kenyan time.  You can follow the game by clicking on the Live Game from the 2021 World Amateur Chess Championship.

Standing at the end of round 8.
Standing at the end of round 8.
Arbiters and officials of the 2021 World Amateur Chess Championship pose for a group photo.
Arbiters and officials of the 2021 World Amateur Chess Championship pose for a group photo.

Links

Round 1 report on the 2021 World Amateur Chess Championship.

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

Madelta Glenda grabs the lead at the 2021 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