2021 African Individual Chess Championships Round 6: Four Leaders, FM Mwale beats GM Bellahcene

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FM Mwale Joseph—2148 with the white pieces in the round 6 game with GM Bellahcene Bilel—2508

It was an action packed sixth round in Lilongwe, as the top two boards in the Open’s section drew their games, and FM Mwale Joseph creates the biggest upset in the round by beating GM Bellahcene Bilel with the white pieces. With three rounds to go, the four (4) leaders with 5/6 are: GM Adly Ahmed, IM Rakotomaharo Fy Atenaine, GM Amin Bassem and Malawi’s Pride FM Mwale Joseph.

Round 6 Pairings and Results—Open

Round 6 Pairings and Results—Women

In the Women’s section, WFM Mwango Lorita takes the lead with 5/6 after defeating WFM Ogbiyoyo Perpetual Eloho. WCM Charinda Kudzanayi and WIM Nassr Lina shared the point.

WFM Mwango Lorita, Leading the Women’s Section with 5/6

South African’s February Jesse Nikki inflicted WGM Wafa Shahenda her first loss in the tournament. Also impressive is Botswana’s WFM Marape Naledi holding her own in this field without conceding.

WIM February Jesse Nikki

Round 7 Pairings—Open

Round 7 Pairings—Women

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