Edo 2020 Chess Event Update: Round Seven

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Ifeanyi Okonkwo (Photo credit-Ogunsiku Babatunde)

Round 7 was full of irregularities as we experienced the absence of players and quick resignations. This can only be as a result of game dealings and it is quite disappointing.

There are teams in the National Sports Festival with junior players, and some teams with players that are attending a chess tournament for the first time. The question one might ask is; if the professional chess players play chess in this manner, what do they expect of the growing players?

Report by: Tolulope Fasinu

Games between Ogun and Delta States ended in less than 30min. Here, Delta State won on board 1 & 2. Alalibo Krama—2066 (Ogun) resigned to Animashaun Arowolo (Delta) —1940 within 1 hour of play.

Osun and Ebonyi state teams didn’t show up, some teams have only 2 of their players seated leaving some boards empty. With all these seen in round 7, the match results are very questionable to put mildly.

Meanwhile, interesting games were played too, like the long entertaining match between The Oyo and Edo chess teams. Candidate Master Okeke Issac—2041 held his own against FIDE Master Abdulraheem Abdulrahman Akintoye—2264. A draw was the outcome.

FM Abdulrahman Abdulrahman Akintoye (Photo credit- Ogunsiku Babatunde)

Round 7 also witnessed OKONKWO IFEANYI—2029 takedown CPAN’s Chess League MVP—FIDE Master Abiola Akinseye—2236 while Candidate Master Onokpite, Kennedy—2156 won Omoifo Osemekhian—2126 in an interesting same-colored bishop and two pawns endgame. Kennedy continued his winning streak for the gold medal.

FM Akinseye Abiola
CM Kennedy Onokpite

The players themselves wouldn’t describe it as interesting but the audiences did enjoy analyzing the games all the way.

In the women’s section, however, it was a round of jubilation and celebrations for some but not all.

Oyo State Ladies didn’t have it easy playing against Delta State, as the Delta State also needs the win badly. However, after a long tough fight especially on the second board which lasted almost 5 hours, the Oyo States team dealt a fatal blow on team Delta winning 4-0.

Edo State Ladies took no hesitation in scooping all the wins on the third table against the Imo State Team opponent. The 2 point gain immediately took them up to third place on the ranking table.

JOY ERABOR FELIX

Board Pairings & Results (Male)

Round 7 on 2021/04/10 at 2 PM
Bo.1  OYORtg6  EDORtg2½:1½
1.1IMAnwuli, Daniel2330EVBUOMWAN, EFOSA01 – 0
1.2CMOnokpite, Kennedy2156Omoifo, Osemekhian I21261 – 0
1.3FMAbdulraheem, Abdulrahman Akintoye2264Okeke, Issac2041½ – ½
1.4FMAkinseye, Abiola2236OKONKWO IFEANYI00 – 1
Bo.8  ONDORtg3  DELTARtg1 : 3
2.1OKHIPO EMMANUEL BARTHOLOMEW2032CMOmorere, Benjamin Aruoture20840 – 1
2.2Ikuenomore, Ayodeji Olumuyiwa1831FMOragwu, Chukwunonso22410 – 1
2.3Akinseye, Oladotun2086Maduagwuna, Emmanuel22030 – 1
2.4Animashaun, Arowolo1940Alalibo, Krama20661 – 0
Bo.2  BAYELSARtg4  OGUNRtg3 : 1
3.1FMKigigha, Bomo2270Ajayi, Peter Taiwo20430 – 1
3.2FMAdebayo, Adegboyega2271Oluwalasinu, Bamidele Adebusayo20781 – 0
3.3Eyenghe, Sunny2083Fabeyo, Frederick20321 – 0
3.4IMAikhoje, Odion2239Oladele, Oluwole19491 – 0
Bo.14  KADUNARtg12  BAUCHIRtg1 : 3
4.1IYKE NZERIBE0Oluwadare, Samuel00 – 1
4.2Adejoh, Joshua2086SAMSON OFUBU01 – 0
4.3WILL GABRIEL0Rapheal, Titoluwanimi18980 – 1
4.4OLADUNJOYE ABIOLA0DESTINY, ERHERIENE0– – +
Bo.18  NIGERRtg5  YOBERtg2 : 2
5.1Oyelabi, Jonathan1925VICTOR OKPO UWE00 – 1
5.2Ijish, Skimike0ELUEKEZIE CHUKWUWIKEH00 – 1
5.3COLE CHRIS0ADEBAYO FOLAYAN01 – 0
5.4TAKEET ADEYINKA EZEKIEL0OKEMAKINDE TOLUWANIMI01 – 0
Bo.7  EKITIRtg25  PLATEAURtg2 : 2
6.1OFE MORDECAI0RWANG DALYOP0– – +
6.2OMODIAGBE HEART0REUBEN IBRAHIM00 – 1
6.3Izuogu, Mickey1949LUCKY KEYI MUSA01 – 0
6.4ERHEMWUNSE , EMMANUEL0NATTY LOVE LAR01 – 0
Bo.13  KANORtg9  AKWA IBOMRtg2 : 2
7.1Kamal, Musa1504FMUnwana, Eugene Ekpoikong20720 – 1
7.2BASHIR RABIU0JUSTICE EVANS01 – 0
7.3MOHAMMED IBRAHIM0Etukakpan, Leonard21420 – 1
7.4Tinubu, Babajide2038EFFIONG EFRETUEI0+ – –
Bo.11  IMORtg15  KOGIRtg2 : 2
8.1Akagha, Tochukwu2091Ichado, Innocent19931 – 0
8.2ETTOH IKECHUKWU0HUSSEIN BALOGUN00 – 1
8.3ANDERSON BERNARD0ALIYU ABDULYAZID00 – 1
8.4Nwala, Emmanuel1896MONDAY ABOH0+ – –
Bo.10  FCTRtg17  KWARARtg1½:2½
9.1ADEYEMI, DAVID OWOWA0IBRAHIM BELLO TUNDE0½ – ½
9.2OSIM JOHN EFFIOM0ANUEBUNWA EMMANUEL00 – 1
9.3Humphrey, Yinalanah Mandu0Teniola, Abiola19540 – 1
9.4Olusoga, Olawale2068Adeoti, Oladapo Bolaji01 – 0
Bo.21  CROSS RIVERRtg23  JIGAWARtg0 : 4
10.1JONAH MOSES PIUS0MATHEW OTACHE00 – 1
10.2FIDELIS GEORGE ABATURE0LEONARD EMAIKWU00 – 1
10.3no player0USMAN OBEKPA0– – +
10.4no player0JAMES GUMMA0– – +
Bo.19  ABIARtg22  EBONYIRtg4 : 0
11.1Onyemuwa, Victor0ABBA VINCENT IHECHIKARA0+ – –
11.2JOSEPH, MADUKWE0EZE, NELSON0+ – –
11.3Iheke, Chukwuemeka0no player0+ – –
11.4AWOMUKWU , BENJAMIN0no player0+ – –
Bo.24  OSUNRtg16  GOMBERtg0 : 4
12.1ESAN DOKUN0MELA ELSA TELEH0– – +
12.2JOHN ABIONA0JONATHAN ILKO0– – +
12.3no player0Damaryam, Yakkon Kenneth0– – +
12.4no player0DANIEL YAKUBU0– – +

We will be releasing some special information to you shortly but for now, let us enjoy the rounds update. Be sure to come back for the rest of the round updates and investigations.

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Report by: Tolulope Fasinu

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