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FM Joseph Mwale wins 2023 Malawi Open

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FM Joseph Mwale wins 2023 Malawi Open

FM Joseph Mwale won the 2023 Malawi Open Chess Championship, scoring 7.5 points out of nine rounds. He went home with MWK one million (USD 600) for his efforts.

The defending champion, CM George Mwale, was second with seven points and went away with MKW 550,000 (USD 350). It is interesting to note that Joseph Mwale is the younger brother of CM George Mwale.

The Open Section had 42 participants, and the time control was 90 minutes to complete the game.

A happy FM Joseph Mwale r(with blue cap) receiving his trophy and dummy cheque.
A happy FM Joseph Mwale r(with blue cap) receiving his trophy and dummy cheque.

 

In the Lady’s Section, the Mozambican trio of Neusa Castro, Malenda Ana Da Tanner & Sheila Sitole grabbed all the podium places!

Neusa Castro won the Lady’s Section with 8.5 points out of nine rounds. She went home with MKW 400,000 (USD 250).

Malenda Ana Da Tanner took the silver medal with 6.5 points, and Sheila Sitole took the bronze with six points.

The Lady’s Section saw 16 players taking part.

Neusa Castro (middle) receiving her trophy and dummy cheque for winning the Lady's Section.
Neusa Castro (middle) receiving her trophy and dummy cheque for winning the Lady’s Section.

Event details

The Amaryllis Hotel in Blantyre was the event venue with a total prize fund of MKW 3.3 million (USD 2,000), with the Open Section having MWK 2.5 million and the Lady’s Section having MWK 900. The event ran from 17th to 20th December 2023.

Game Corner

Links

2023 Malawi Open on chess-results.com (Open Section).

2023 Malawi Open on chess-results.com (Ladies Section).

2023 Malawi Open games on lichess.org platform.

George Mwale wins 2022 Malawi Open.

Standings & Results of the 2022 Malawi Open on chess-results.com.

2022 Malawi Open PGNs from the Open Section.

2022 Malawi Open PGNs from the Ladies Section.

FM Joseph Mwale & Priyasha Shriyan crowned 2022 Malawi National Champions.

CM Alfred Chimthere wins the 2020 Malawi Championship.

FM Joseph Mwale wins 2018 Mdina Chess Championship.

IM Chitumbo Mwali wins 2017 Malawi Open Chess Championship.

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