Highest Rated Blitz Player in Nigeria is IM Odion Aikhoje (2367)

CM Charles Campbell vs IM Odion Aikhoje

Maxton Suite Blitz tournament which was the most consistent Blitz tournament in Nigeria in the year 2016 thanks to Mr. Adeyinka Adewole (the main man behind the tournament’s consistency and major if not sole sponsor), the management of Maxton Suite Hotel (who provided a spectacular Venue), Mr. Lekan Adeyemi (NCF President) and other sponsors  that made it successful throughout the year including the players who made it all successfull.  Kudos to International Arbiter Ogbonnaya Obinna being the official Arbiter for the tournament, Mr. Ogunsiku Babatunde who helped with the media via Channels Television, and Irantiola Gbenga for the quality pictures.

IM Odion Aikhoje
IM Odion Aikhoje

 

FM Kigigha Bomo and Mr Adewole Adeyinka
(Left) FM Kigigha Bomo and Mr Adewole Adeyinka (right)

As far back as January 2016, less than 10 players had blitz rating in the whole Nigeria but as at today, 138 players are now blitz rated in the country. Leading the pack is International Master Odion Aikhoje with a 2367 followed  by Fide Master Kigigha Bomo with 2337 and International Master Olape Olubunmi 2295.

Under 20 years old highest blitz player goes to Fide Master Anwuli Daniel with 2209 followed by Agbazue Precious with 1892.

IM Olape Olubunmi
IM Olape Olubunmi

 

The full list below.

No Name T T.FED BLIZ B-YEAR
1  Aikhoje, Odion IM NGR 2367 1971
2  Kigigha, Bomo FM NGR 2337 1982
3  Olape, Bunmi IM NGR 2295 1973
4  Adu, Oladapo IM NGR 2287 1971
5  Adebayo, Adegboyega FM NGR 2283 1974
6  Sorungbe, Ademola CM NGR 2252 1983
7  Balogun, Oluwafemi FM NGR 2229 1987
8  Okike, David NGR 2229 1960
9  Anwuli Daniel FM NGR 2209 1997
10  Oragwu, Chukwunonso CM NGR 2209 1990
11  Osunfuyi , Abimbola FM NGR 2209 1994
12  Adesina, Adeyinka CM NGR 2204 1981
13  Agusto, Obafunmilayo FM NGR 2186 1961
14  Ajibola, Olanrewaju NGR 2186 1975
15  Fajemirokun Abimbola NGR 2171 1978
16  Campbell, Charles CM NGR 2166 1972
17  Unwana, Eugene Ekpoikong FM NGR 2163 1982
18  Onovughe, Ochuko Emmanuel FM NGR 2157 1988
19  Omorere, Benjamin Aruoture CM NGR 2139 1976
20  Ewi Yemi NGR 2122 1974
21  Oluwaseyitan, Femi NGR 2122 1961
22  Ajele, Rotimi NGR 2121 1973
23  Bisiriyu-Salam, Oluwaseun NGR 2116 1978
24  Emojevu Precious NGR 2115 1993
25  Dieyi, Roland CM NGR 2107 1982
26  Dasaolu, Rotimi NGR 2103 1969
27  Ogunwobi, Tolulope NGR 2102 1977
28  Abdulraheem Abdulrahman Akintoye NGR 2098 1993
29  Ajibowo, Olamide Patrick FM NGR 2094 1977
30  Fawole, John Oyeyemi FM NGR 2091 1985
31  Iyanda, Femi NGR 2086 1972
32  Fabeyo, Frederick NGR 2079
33  Iwaloye Rotimi NGR 2073 1977
34  Lapite, Oluwadurotimi NGR 2072 1995
35  Edunwale, Hakeem CM NGR 2071
36  Babalola, Bayo NGR 2070 1965
37  Adelaja, Adewale NGR 2066
38  Efemuai, Odafe Benedict NGR 2066
39  Odugbesan Adedapo Olatunde NGR 2065 1982
40  Onokpite, Kennedy NGR 2064 1987
41  Erhabor, David FM NGR 2063 1951
42  Oluwalasinu, Lanre Seye NGR 2060 1983
43  Edet, Udeme NGR 2057 1987
44  Apemiye, Austin NGR 2056 1978
45  Adewole, Adeyinka NGR 2046 1973
46  Odeh, Kenneth FM NGR 2031 1969
47  Nwoye, Nnamdi NGR 2018 1974
48  ADEBAYO AKINNIYI DAMOLA NGR 2011 1985
49  Ekpo Ndopnse NGR 2011 1987
50  George, Lolomari Erekosima NGR 2006 1975
51  Obanuta David Ovie NGR 2001 1987
52  Enarevba Dolor Roy NGR 2000 1992
53  Iwaloye Funsho NGR 1994 1981
54  Oladipo Biola Edward NGR 1993 1980
55  Korede, Daniel Oluwashola NGR 1981 1973
56  Mba, Anselm NGR 1981
57  Esangbedo Odion James NGR 1973 1976
58  Agu, Uche NGR 1970 1979
59  Sodiya Gabriel NGR 1970 1984
60  Agusto, Olaonikpekun NGR 1964
61  Ladokun, Kolawole Akinyemi NGR 1949 1985
62  Ojo, John NGR 1944
63  EZEADIREJE KINGSLEY NGR 1943 1987
64  ASIBOR ROBERT NGR 1940 1968
65  Ezeanya, Ikechukwu NGR 1936
66  Omojuwa, Joseph NGR 1933 1987
67  DJAGBO EMMANUEL NGR 1931 1993
68  Ewofobe Frank NGR 1930 1979
69  IZOKWU SYLVESTER NGR 1930 1985
70  Oloma Ibrahim NGR 1928 1980
71  Ogunlana Jimi NGR 1927 1996
72  Oloruntola, Gbenga NGR 1926
73  Nwachukwu, Chino NGR 1917 1980
74  OLADELE OLUWOLE NGR 1911 1977
75  Tobun Olajide Oladapo NGR 1911 1978
76  ONAKOYA TUNDE NGR 1908 1994
77  Akinseye Akinleye CM NGR 1906 1976
78  ALEGBE STEPHEN SEUN NGR 1900 1989
79  Othman, Mustapha NGR 1899 1984
80  Stephen Koya NGR 1899 1970
81  Assa, Oluwaseun NGR 1895 1986
82  Obioma Onuoha NGR 1894 1971
83  Agbazue Precious NGR 1892 1999
84  Ezeorba Timothy NGR 1891 1994
85  Daramola, Dennis NGR 1887
86  AKAGHA TOCHUKWU NGR 1886 1987
87  SADIKU OMOLOLA NGR 1885 1988
88  Fasakin, Oladoyin NGR 1881 1976
89  Giwa, Oladotun NGR 1880 1987
90  Mafoitan Oladipupo NGR 1875 1993
91  Oladimeji Timilehin NGR 1873 2000
92  Cole, Michael Christopher NGR 1866
93  PEACE SAMSON NGR 1866 1994
94  Sawyerr Bankole NGR 1863 1996
95  Adebayo, Folayan NGR 1857
96  Nwizu Afamefuna Marcus NGR 1850 1981
97  Boyo, Paul Kehinde NGR 1849 1975
98  Osunkoya, Sulaiman.o. NGR 1847 1988
99  Enete, Emenike Simon NGR 1844 1978
100  FASINU TOLULOPE NGR 1843 1993
101  BAKARE TOYOSI AKYME NGR 1837 1999
102  Omotayo Toluwanimi NGR 1826 1988
103  Ogunlana, Segun NGR 1804 1980
104  Menkiti Patrick C NGR 1798 1982
105  Adetona, Oluwaseun NGR 1789 1976
106  David , Kusimo NGR 1776
107  Ibrahim Lassa NGR 1776 1970
108  Oyelabi Jonathan NGR 1776 2000
109  Ekpo Edidiong Friday NGR 1773 1984
110  Oluyisola Abiola NGR 1773 1978
111  Chukwuemeka-Ehirim, Chinyere NGR 1763 1985
112  Akinola, Olufunmilayo NGR 1760 1982
113  Omojola George NGR 1759 1997
114  OSIM JOHN NGR 1754 1978
115  Omishogbon, Nkem NGR 1752 1980
116  Adefolalu Oluwatoyosi NGR 1751 1995
117  Adeniji, Adebayo NGR 1737
118  Odiase, Oluwaseun NGR 1737 1980
119  Olaleye, Oladejo NGR 1736 1978
120  Ibeme, Stanley NGR 1732 1987
121  Ikuenomore, Ayodeji Olumuyiwa NGR 1728 1989
122  Ogunsanya Tobiloba NGR 1719 2001
123  Ogunsiku, Babatunde NGR 1710 1983
124  Alex Ayomide NGR 1695 2000
125  Akintoye St. Emmanuel NGR 1689 2001
126  Rokosu Olabisi NGR 1687 1984
127  Olubunmi, Oluwatobi NGR 1683 1985
128  Jeje, Ayodeji NGR 1669 1972
129  Abimbola Kalesanwo NGR 1654 1995
130  Rabiu, Olabisi WCM NGR 1654 1976
131  Olutola, Taiwo NGR 1623 1969
132  Famurewa Taiwo NGR 1601 1987
133  Chikezie, Monalisa NGR 1593
134  Obiabaka Emenike NGR 1592 1975
135  Ajayi Ayokanmi NGR 1578 1983
136  Ilori Temitayo NGR 1570 1997
137  Coker, Omolabake NGR 1563
138  Akinbode Adedamola NGR 1419 1991

3 thoughts on “Highest Rated Blitz Player in Nigeria is IM Odion Aikhoje (2367)

    1. Good day sir, Nigeria unfortunately doesn’t have a chess calendar. But there would be a tournament (National Friends of Chess) by September ending. Search for Chess Players Association of Nigeria to get updated posts as regards upcoming tournaments.
      Thanks.

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