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Rwanda Olympiad Team set for Chennai Olympiad

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Rwanda Olympiad Team set for Chennai Olympiad

The Rwanda Olympiad Team has been named for the 2022 Chennai Olympiad, which starts in late July 2022.

The top five players were selected at the end of the second and final phase, which took place at Hilltop Hotel in Kigali, Rwanda.

Photo from the 2022 Rwanda Olympiad Team Qualifiers.
Photo from the 2022 Rwanda Olympiad Team Qualifiers.

Anastase Barajiginywa, Kishitij Goyal, Lionel Nditabinye, Maranatha Nduwayesu and Hassan Murenzi will represent Rwanda. The interesting thing about the team is that the top three players are unrated, and all five will be making their maiden Olympiad appearances.

Photo from the 2022 Rwanda Olympiad Team Qualifiers.
Photo from the 2022 Rwanda Olympiad Team Qualifiers.

The team selection process involved a Frist Phase, which saw 22 players participating, with the top ten going into the Final Phase.

Maranatha Nduwayesu was the winner of the First Phase with a score of six points out of seven rounds.

Hassan Murenzi v Anastase Barajiginywa

Poster for the Rwanda Olympiad Qualifiers.
Poster for the Rwanda Olympiad Qualifiers.
Ben Tom Zimurinda v Eddy Christian Nkuyubwatsi

The final ranking of the 2022 Rwanda Olympiad Qualifiers.
The final ranking of the 2022 Rwanda Olympiad Qualifiers.

Rwanda Chess facts

Rwanda has taken part in all the Olympiads since the year 2000.

CM Godfrey Kabera is Rwanda’s top-rated player at 1901. The country has approximately 160 players with FIDE ID numbers, while half of that number have a FIDE rating.

Links

Rwanda Olympiad Qualifiers Final Phase Individual Round Robin 2022 on chess-results.com.

Rwanda Olympiad Qualifiers 2022 Phase One on chess-results.com.

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi wins 2020 Rwanda Open.

FM Haruna Nsubuga wins 2019 Rwanda Open.

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