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Africa Zone 4.1 Chess Championship IM Lamine Brahami emerges victorious


Africa Zone 4.1 Chess Championship – IM Lamine Brahami emerges victorious

IM Brahami Lamine won the Africa Zone 4.1 Chess Championship with eight points out of nine rounds. 

Omar Jmila from Tunisia was second with 6.5 points, while FM Khalil Bengherabi from Algeria grabbed the bronze medal with six points.

IM Brahami Lamine (middle) receives his prize for winning the 2023 Africa Zone 4.1 Chess Championship.

The event, held at the “Château de la Comtesse” within Aokas de Bejaia in northern Algeria, ran from 25th to 29th January 2024.

A total of 25 contestants from Tunisia, Mauritania, Western Sahara and host Algeria participated in the event.

Sadly, the organisers had to cancel the Ladies Section due to the low number of entrants.

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Event poster.
Event poster.

Interesting facts about Algeria

In Antiquity, Algeria was known as the Numidia Kingdom, and its people were called Numidians

In 200 BC, the area came under the control of the Romans, and then the area became a part of the Byzantine Empire until the 8th century AD when the Arabs arrived from the East.

Northern present day Algeria as part of the Byzantine Empire.
Ancient Roman ruins of Timgad on the street leading to the local Arch of Trajan. Photo credit www.kiddle.co.

From the 16th century, Algeria was an autonomous province of the Ottoman Empire until France seized Algiers in 1830.

Algeria finally gained complete independence in 1962 after the brutal Algerian War of Independence, fought from 1954 to 1962.

Emir Abdelkader, Algerian leader insurgent against French colonial rule, 1865. Photo credit www.kiddle.co.

Algeria’s flag has a green and white background with a central red star and crescent. Green represents Islam, white represents purity and peace, and red represents liberty. The crescent and star are both Islamic symbols.

The Algerian flag.

Famous Algerian people include two Nobel Prize winners. Albert Camus won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1957, and Claude Cohen-Tannoudji won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997.

Algeria’s national animal is the fennec fox. The fennec is the world’s smallest fox but has large ears measuring up to 6 inches (15.24cm).

The name of Algeria’s national football team is “Les Fennecs“, which in English means “The Desert Foxes“.

The fennec fox. Photo credit www.kiddle.co.
The fennec fox. Photo credit www.kiddle.co.


African Zonal 4.1 Individual Chess Championship 2023 on chess-results.com.

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