Adly Ahmed, February Jesse Nikki are African Continental Chess Champions

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The final round of the 2021 African Individual Chess Championships started at 11:00am in Lilongwe. Egyptian Chess Players dominated the 2021 African Individual Chess Championships. The last championship was held in 2019 before the pandemic. Defending champion—GM Adly Ahmed is the 2021 African Continental Chess Champion. He finished with same point 8/9 with fellow countryman—GM Amin Bassem. Egyptian Chess players—GM Fawzy Adham and GM Hesham Abdelrahman finished in third and fourth places respectively.

1. GM Adly AhmedGold8/9
2. GM Amin BassemSilver8/9
3. GM Fawzy AdhamBronze7.5/9
4. GM Hesham Abdelrahman4th Place finish6.5/9
The four (Egyptian) Players from the 2021 African Individual Chess Championships qualify for 2021 FIDE World Cup in Russia

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WIM February Jesse Nikki is African Champion.

South African’s WIM February Jesse Nikki is the winner of the women section at the African Individual Chess Championships. February clinched the championship with half point ahead of other contenders. This also earns her the Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title till she fulfils FIDE title requirements, by attaining 2100 Elo.

Algeria’s WIM Nassr Lina with the better tiebreaker finished second and Egyptian’s WIM Moaataz Ayah finished third.

1. WIM February Jesse NikkiGold7/9
2. WIM Nassr LinaSilver6.5/9
3. WIM Moaataz AyahBronze6.5/9

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The Closing Ceremony

The Closing Ceremony of the 2021 African Individual Chess Championships took place on Thursday 27th May, 2021 at Golden Peacock Hotel, Lilongwe, Malawi.

In attendance are Malawi’s Minister of Youth and Sports—Ulemu Msungama, Malawi’s Minister of Lands, Housing and urban Development—Kezzie Msukwa, President, African Chess Confederation—Lewis Ncube, President, Chess Association of Malawi—Susan Namangale and many more dignitaries.

Malawi’s Minister of Youth and Sports—Ulemu Msungama Presented the trophy to GM Adly Ahmed
GM Amin Bassem receiving his trophy
GM Fawzy Adham won Bronze
L-R: WIM Nassr Lina (Silver), WIM February Jesse Nikki (Gold), WIM Moaataz Ayah (Bronze)
GM Hesham Abdelrahman and IM David Silva in jolly mood.

We would like to congratulate the African Chess Confederation (ACC) and Chess Association of Malawi on the successful organization of 2021 African Individual Chess Championships. Our sincere appreciation goes to Mrs. Susan Namangale and the media department at the AICC for providing us pictures of the event. We wish everyone safe trip back to their various destinations.

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Round 3: Four Players share lead at the 2021 African Individual Chess Championships

Round 4: Adly, Rakotomaharo, Moaataz, Mwango, Leads 2021 African Individual Chess Championships Halfway

2021 African Individual Chess Championships Round 5: GM Amin Bassem joins the lead.

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

2021 African Individual Chess Championships Round 7: Adly, Amin, Nassr, February leads

2021 African Individual Chess Championships Round 8: Egyptians Rules, February Leads Women Section

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