FIDE Publishes Final List of African Participants and Pairings for the 2019 Chess World Cup

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The final list of participants and the pairings for the 2019 FIDE World Cup players are published. The Chess World Cup 2019 will be a 128-player single-elimination chess tournament to be held in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia from 9 September to 4 October 2019. The finalists of the tournament will qualify for the Candidates Tournament for the World Chess Championship 2020.

frica is represented by 5 players: Amin Bassem (Egypt), Ahmed Adly (Egypt), Essam El Gindy (Egypt), Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo (Madagascar) and Daniel Anwuli (Nigeria).

Amin Bassem

Bassem Amin representing Egypt was awarded the title Grandmaster by FIDE in 2006 and the highest-rated player of Egypt and Africa.

Ahmed Adly

Ahmed Adly is an Egyptian chess Grandmaster. He won the African Chess Championship in 2005, 2009, 2013, 2015 and qualified for the Chess World Cup 2009.

Essam El Gindy

Essam El Gindy is a former Egyptian Champion (2002), African Champion (2003) and has represented Egypt in three Chess Olympiads (1996, 1998, and 2014). He has competed at two FIDE World Chess Championships (1999, and 2004) and five Chess World Cups (2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, and 2017).

Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo

Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo (Madagascar) is an International Master and was awarded the title after winning the Festival International des jeunes Paris IdF in 2015.

Daniel Anwuli

Daniel Anwuliwon his International Master title from FIDE in 2019 after winning the Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championships which held on May 2019. Before this, he had earned FIDE Master Title since 2015 after meeting the requirements at Zone 4.4 Individual Chess Championships Open tournament in Lomé.


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