IM David Silva wins African Juniors Chess Championship Again!

African Junior Chess Championship 2015 – Open Category
Organizer: Benjamin Hoareau;
Federation: Seychelles (SEY)
Tournament Director: Robert Stravens
Chief Arbiter: IA Stephen Kisuze
Arbiter: IA Bernardette Claudia
Time Control: 90mins+30secs added per move
Location: Victoria, Mahe Island Seychelles
Date: 28th December 2015 – 5th January 2016

Asides feedback from one of us on ground, we were able to get most of this round reports from http://africa-chess.org/news/african-news/134-2015-african-junior-chess-championship.html we just added the replay of some of the games to this report. All the pictures are also from this link https://web.facebook.com/AfricanChessConfederation/photos/a.874542422644575.1073741845.425455227553299/874544069311077/?type=3&theater and Anwuli Daniel himself.

ROUND 1
The first round of the 2015 African Junior Chess Championships got off to an interesting start with the top seeds in the Open Sections recording hard fought victories against determined opponents. In the Open Section IM Adham Fawzy of Egypt had to dig deep to extract a win from the resilient Ezra Chambers of Burundi. The performance of Round 1 in the Open Section belonged to the hosting Federation’s Keith Vital who held the Moroccan Under 20 champion Mohamed Amin El Fazari to a draw. Other results in the Open Section went more or less according to expectation. Here are some exciting games from the first round.

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2015.12.28”]
[Round “1.7”]
[White “MASHIRI, Donald”]
[Black “BEZUIDENHOUT, Roland Reinhold”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “D05”]
[BlackElo “1964”]
[SetUp “1”]
[FEN “3r2k1/p1b3pp/4b2r/8/2pp3q/1PP1QP2/P1B3P1/R4RK1 w – – 0 28”]
[PlyCount “6”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]28. Qxd4 Qh2+ (28… Bh2+ 29. Kh1 Rxd4 30. cxd4 Bg3+ 31. Kg1 Qh2#) 29. Kf2 Bg3+
30. Ke2 Qxg2+ {Roland can achieve a mate in 5moves but prefers to torment is
opponent to a long defeat. Either this or he was missing is short wins. Donald
on the other hand couldn’t stand the tortue and resigned.} 0-1

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]

[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2015.12.28”]
[Round “1.8”]
[White “FAMOROSA, Silvio”]
[Black “MOHAMUD HUSSEIN, Ali”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C50”]
[WhiteElo “1932”]
[Annotator “Oyeleye Olawale”]
[PlyCount “81”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

{C50: Hungarian Defence and Giuoco Pianissimo} 1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Bc5
4. O-O Nf6 5. d4 Bxd4 6. Nxd4 Nxd4 7. f4 Nc6 8. fxe5 Nxe5 9. Bb3 h6 10. Qe1
$146 O-O 11. Qg3 Qe7 12. Bxh6 {threatening a mate in 1} Ne8 $4 (12… Neg4 $142
$11 {was possible}) 13. Bg5 Qc5+ 14. Be3 Qe7 (14… Qa5 15. Nc3 c6 16. Nd5 cxd5
17. Qxe5 $18) 15. Nc3 c6 16. Rf5 (16. Bg5 $142 {this looks like a killing move}
Qd6 17. Rad1 Qc5+ 18. Kh1 $18 {and black is in a lot of pressure}) 16… d6 $16
17. Rg5 (17. Bg5 $5 Qc7 18. Rff1 $16) 17… Be6 $14 18. Rf1 Bxb3 19. axb3 b5
20. Ne2 Ng6 (20… f6 21. Rgf5 Rc8 $16) 21. h4 (21. Nd4 $142 Qxe4 22. h4 $16)
21… Nf6 $11 {and the knight is back in the game} ({Less advisable is} 21…
Qxe4 22. Nd4 c5 23. Nf5 $18) 22. Nf4 $4 {weakening the position} (22. Rxf6 $142
{was much better} Qxf6 23. h5 $11) 22… Nxe4 $19 23. Qh3 Nxg5 24. hxg5 Nxf4
25. Rxf4 Rfe8 (25… Qxg5 {is not possible} 26. Rh4 Qxh4 27. Qxh4 $16) 26. Rf3
a5 (26… Qe6 {seems even better} 27. Qh2 $19) 27. Qh5 Qe6 (27… g6 $142 $5 {
and Black can already relax} 28. Qh6 Qxe3+ 29. Rxe3 Rxe3 30. Qh4 $19) 28. Rh3
Kf8 29. Qh8+ Ke7 30. Qxg7 Qg6 $4 {gives the opponent new chances} (30… Kd7 $5
31. Bf4 Qf5 32. Qd4 $19) 31. Qc3 (31. Qd4 $142 $5 {should be investigated more
closely} c5 32. Qd5 $11) 31… Kd7 $17 32. Qd4 $2 (32. Rf3 $142 $17) 32… Qxc2
$4 {not a good decision, because now the opponent is right back in the game} (
32… Qe4 $142 {a pity that Black didn’t try this} 33. Qb6 Reb8 $19) 33. Rh6
$11 Re6 $4 {letting the wind out of his own sails} ({the simple} 33… d5 {
equalizes}) 34. Rxe6 $18 Kxe6 35. Qf6+ $11 Kd7 $4 36. Qxf7+ $18 Kc8 37. Bb6
Qc1+ 38. Kh2 Ra7 39. Qxa7 Qf4+ 40. g3 Qd2+ (40… Qf2+ {does not save the day}
41. Bxf2 Kd8 42. g6 Kc8 43. g7 d5 44. g8=Q#) 41. Kh3 {no more checks and the
mate cannot be stopped.} (41. Kh3 Qg2+ 42. Kxg2 a4 43. Qc7#) 1-0

ROUND 2
Round 2 of the 2015 African Junior Chess Championships currently in play in the paradise island of the Seychelles continued to provide valuable entertainment with the top seeds dominating with few exceptions. All the games in the Open Section provided decisive results with no draws recorded. Top seeded Egyptian IM Fawzy Adham 2484 defeated Silvio 1932 who was 500ratings lower than him after the latter self imprisoned his bishop on b7., whilst the second seeded Madagascar player FM Fy Rakotomaharo easily disposed of South Africa’s Roland Reinhold Bezuidenhout on Board 2. The longest game of the round saw Morocco’s Mohamed Amin El Fazari defeat Zambia’s Joshua Mulauzi on Board 7. Other notable results in Round 2 of the Open Section saw Algeria’s Ali Nassr defeat Zambia’s Elias Musonda on Board 3 whilst the defending Champion IM David Silva of Angola saw off the challenge of Aakash Chetty of the Seychelles. Daniel Anwuli of Nigeria recorded his first win of the tournament by defeating Zimbabwe’s Donald Mashiri. The all Seychellois clash between Harish Pillay and Timothy Kate saw the later emerge with the much needed win.

IM Fawzy Adham
IM Fawzy Adham

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2015.12.29”]
[Round “2.1”]
[White “FAWZY, Adham”]
[Black “FAMOROSA, Silvio”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B07”]
[WhiteElo “2484”]
[BlackElo “1932”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 d6 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 g6 4. f3 Bg7 5. Be3 c6 6. Qd2 b5 7. O-O-O a5 8. Kb1
Qc7 9. h4 Nbd7 10. Bd3 Bb7 11. Nce2 Nb6 12. c3 Nc4 13. Bxc4 bxc4 14. Nf4 a4 15.
a3 Nd7 16. h5 O-O-O 17. Ngh3 Bf6 18. g4 e6 19. Ne2 d5 {the bishop on b7 just
self imprisoned itself for life} 20. e5 Be7 21. Bg5 Nb6 22. Bxe7 Qxe7 23. Qg5
Kd7 24. hxg6 hxg6 25. Qf4 Rdg8 26. Ng5 Kc8 27. Nh7 Nd7 28. Rh3 Kd8 29. Rdh1 Rg7
30. Nf6 Rxh3 31. Rxh3 g5 32. Rh8+ Kc7 33. Qh2 1-0

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2015.12.29”]
[Round “2.2”]
[White “BEZUIDENHOUT, Roland Reinhold”]
[Black “RAKOTOMAHARO, Fy Antenaina”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “B27”]
[WhiteElo “1964”]
[BlackElo “2443”]
[PlyCount “80”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 g6 3. g3 Bg7 4. Bg2 Nf6 5. Qe2 Nc6 6. O-O O-O 7. c3 d5 8. e5
Ng4 9. d4 cxd4 10. cxd4 Nh6 11. Nc3 Bg4 12. Be3 Nf5 13. Rad1 e6 14. h3 Bxf3 15.
Bxf3 f6 16. exf6 Qxf6 17. Bg4 Nfxd4 18. Bxd4 Nxd4 19. Rxd4 Qxd4 20. Bxe6+ Kh8
21. Bxd5 Rae8 22. Qc2 Re7 23. Qb3 Re1 {interesting deflection} 24. Qc2 Rxf1+
25. Kxf1 b5 26. Bb3 Qd7 27. Kg2 Qc6+ 28. Qe4 Qxe4+ 29. Nxe4 Bxb2 30. Nd6 a6 31.
f4 Kg7 32. Nb7 Bd4 33. Bd5 Bb6 34. Kf3 Re8 35. Be4 Rc8 36. Kg2 Rc3 37. Nd6 Kf8
38. Bb7 Rc2+ 39. Kf3 Rxa2 40. Ke4 Bc5 {black’s queen side pawns will roll} 0-1

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2015.12.29”]
[Round “2.8”]
[White “ANWULI, Daniel”]
[Black “MASHIRI, Donald”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C16”]
[WhiteElo “2182”]
[PlyCount “65”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 e6 2. d4 d5 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. e5 Ne7 5. Qg4 Nf5 6. Nf3 h5 7. Qf4 c5 8. a3 Qa5
9. Bd2 Nc6 10. dxc5 Bxc3 11. Bxc3 Qxc5 12. Bd3 Nce7 13. O-O Ng6 14. Qg5 Nfe7
15. Bb4 Qc7 16. Rfd1 Nc6 17. Bd6 Qd8 18. Qe3 Nge7 19. Rac1 g6 20. Qf4 Nf5 21.
Bxf5 gxf5 22. c4 d4 23. Nxd4 Nxd4 24. Rxd4 Rg8 25. Rcd1 Rg4 26. Qh6 Rxd4 27.
Qf8+ Kd7 28. Qxf7+ Kc6 29. Rxd4 Qb6 30. b4 a6 31. b5+ axb5 32. cxb5+ Qxb5 33.
Qc7# 1-0

ROUND 3
The third round of 2015 African Junior Chess Championships in the Seychelles witnessed a major result on the top board of the Open section when the top seed IM Adham Fawzy of Egypt was beaten by the defending champion IM David Silva of Angola. On Board 2 FM Fy Rakotomaharo of Madagascar continued with his steady progress by defeating Jemusse Zhemba of Zimbabwe. IM Ali Nassr of Algeria also maintained his push for the top prize when he beat FM Cristiano Aguiar of Angola on Board 3. CM Silvio Fomorosa of Angola continued to make his presence felt by defeating Morocco’s Mohamed Amin El Fazari. Daniel Anwuli of Nigeria had his second consecutive win in defeating Ezra Chambers of Burundi, whilst Zambia’s Elias Musonda recovered from his second round defeat to beat Moses Maina Wanjiru of Kenya. Three players are in joint leadership of the Open Section on 3 points. These are IM David Silva of Angola, FM Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo of Madagascar and IM Ali Nassr of Algeria. They are followed by nine players on 2 points each.

Cristiano
Cristiano

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2015.12.29”]
[Round “3.1”]
[White “SILVA, David”]
[Black “FAWZY, Adham”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “B62”]
[WhiteElo “2164”]
[BlackElo “2484”]
[PlyCount “53”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 d6 3. d4 cxd4 4. Nxd4 Nf6 5. Nc3 Nc6 6. Bg5 e6 7. g3 Be7 8. Bg2
O-O 9. O-O Qb6 10. Nb3 Rd8 11. a4 Qc7 12. Nb5 Qb8 13. a5 b6 14. a6 Nb4 15. N3d4
Bd7 16. c3 Bxb5 17. Nxb5 Nc6 18. Qc2 Qc8 19. Rfd1 Rb8 20. Bf4 e5 21. Bg5 Qe6
22. Bxf6 Qxf6 23. Bh3 Bf8 24. Qa4 d5 25. exd5 Na5 26. Qa2 {Cutting out the
only safest square for the Knight.} e4 27. b4 1-0

ROUND 4
Round 4 of the Seychelles hosted 2015 African Junior Chess Championships produced a memorable game on the top board of the Open Section where the second seeded FM Fy Rakotomaharo of Madagascar and the third seeded IM Ali Nassr of Algeria fought out a marathon draw. The defending champion IM David Silva of Angola took advantage of the top board deadlock by beating South Africa’s Roland Reinhold Bezuidenhout on Board 2 to take sole leadership of the section. On Board 3 of the Open section the top seeded IM Adham Fawzy of Egypt recovered from his third round defeat by beating Zambia’s Elias Musonda. Fourth seeded Daniel Anwuli of Nigeria continued his steady rise by beating South Africa’s Allesandro Claudio Crismann. As we approach the mid-point of the championship the leader and defending champion IM David Silva of Angola on 4 points is followed by FM Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo of Madagascar and IM Ali Nassr of Algeria in joint second place on 3.5 points. Top seeded IM Adhan Fawzy, FM Cristiano Aguiar, CM Silvio Famorosa and Daniel Anwuli are in joint third position on 3 points.

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2015.12.30”]
[Round “4.2”]
[White “BEZUIDENHOUT, Roland Reinhold”]
[Black “SILVA, David”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C59”]
[WhiteElo “1964”]
[BlackElo “2164”]
[PlyCount “82”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. Ng5 d5 5. exd5 Na5 6. Bb5+ c6 7. dxc6 bxc6 8.
Be2 h6 9. Nf3 e4 10. Ne5 Bd6 11. d4 exd3 12. Nxd3 O-O 13. O-O Bf5 14. Nd2 Re8
15. g3 c5 16. Bf3 c4 17. Ne1 Rb8 18. c3 Qc7 19. Ng2 Bc5 20. b4 cxb3 21. axb3
Bf8 22. Bb2 Red8 23. Qc1 Nxb3 24. Nxb3 Rxb3 25. Ne3 Bg6 26. c4 Ne4 27. Bxe4
Bxe4 28. Ba3 Bc5 29. Bxc5 Qxc5 30. Nd5 a5 31. Qd1 Rd3 32. Qe2 Rd4 33. Rfc1 a4
34. Ne3 $2 Rd2 35. Qe1 Bf3 (35… Qh5 {super grandmasters move}) 36. Nd5 Re2
37. Qf1 a3 38. Rc3 Bg4 39. Raxa3 Rd2 40. Rd3 $4 Be2 41. Ne7+ Qxe7 0-1

ROUND 5
The leaders in both Sections of the 2015 African Junior Chess Championships currently taking place in the Seychelles capital of Victoria on Mahe Island maintained their grip of the leadership battles with varying results.
In the Open Section the defending champion IM David Silva of Angola extended his lead to a full point after a masterful performance in defeating IM Ali Nassr of Algeria on the top board. Second seeded FM Fy Rakotomaharo of Madagascar was held to a second successive draw when top seeded IM Adham Fawzy of Egypt continued his comeback fight on Board 2. Another marathon draw was witnessed on Board 3 where Nigeria’s Daniel Anwuli continued his impressive run with a hard fought result against FM Cristiano Aguiar of Angola. On Board 4 Angola’s CM Silvio Famorosa beat South Africa’s Allesandro Claudio Crismann to maintain his steady rise to joint second position in the Open Section leadership. South Africa’s Roland Reinhold Bezuidenhout recovered from the previous round defeat by winning against Ali Abdullahi Farah of Somalia. The Zambian pair of Elias Musonda and Joshua Mulauzi also recovered to register wins against Somalia’s Mohamud Hussein Ali and Kenya’s Moses Wanjiru Maina respectively. The mid-point of the Open Section of 2015 African Junior Chess Championships keeps the defending champion IM David Silva of Angola firmly in the lead on 5 points. He is followed by FM Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo of Madagascar and CM Silvio Famorosa of Angola in joint second place on 4 points. In joint third position on 3.5 points are the top seeded IM Adhan Fawzy of Egypt, FM Cristiano Aguiar of Angola, IM Ali Nassr of Algeria and Daniel Anwuli of Nigeria.

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[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2015.12.31”]
[Round “5.1”]
[White “SILVA, David”]
[Black “NASSR, Ali”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “E20”]
[WhiteElo “2164”]
[BlackElo “2210”]
[PlyCount “85”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. c4 e6 3. Nc3 Bb4 4. f3 c5 5. d5 exd5 6. cxd5 O-O 7. a3 Ba5 8. Bg5
d6 9. e4 Nbd7 10. Nge2 b5 11. Ng3 a6 12. Be2 Bb6 13. O-O c4+ 14. Kh1 h6 15. Bf4
Bc5 16. Qd2 Nb6 17. Bd1 Re8 18. Bc2 Nh7 19. e5 dxe5 20. Bxh6 gxh6 21. Qxh6 f5
22. Nxf5 Qf6 23. Qh5 Bxf5 24. Bxf5 Ng5 25. f4 Qxf5 26. fxg5 Qh7 27. Qg4 Qd7 28.
Qg3 {white couldn’t afford to exchange the queens} e4 29. g6 Rf8 30. Nxe4 Bd4
31. Nd6 Nxd5 (31… Rf6 32. Qh4 Raf8 (32… Rxd6 {this simply loses to} 33. Rf7
$18) 33. Nf7 R8xf7 34. gxf7+ Qxf7 35. Rxf6 Bxf6 36. Qg3+ Kh7 37. d6 Bxb2 38.
Re1 $11) 32. Nf7 Qc6 33. Nh6+ Kg7 34. Nf5+ Rxf5 35. Rxf5 Nf6 36. Qh4 Bxb2 37.
Rxf6 Qxf6 38. Qh7+ Kf8 39. g7+ Qxg7 40. Rf1+ Bf6 41. Qh4 Kf7 42. Qh5+ Kf8 43.
Qc5+ {the rook on a8 would drop} 1-0

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2015.12.31”]
[Round “5.2”]
[White “RAKOTOMAHARO, Fy Antenaina”]
[Black “FAWZY, Adham”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “D03”]
[WhiteElo “2443”]
[BlackElo “2484”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bg5 c5 4. e3 Qb6 5. Nbd2 d5 6. Be2 Nc6 7. dxc5 Qxb2 8.
O-O Bxc5 9. c4 Be7 10. Qa4 Ne4 11. Nxe4 dxe4 12. Rab1 Qxe2 13. Nd4 Qh5 14. Bxe7
Kxe7 15. Qa3+ Kf6 16. Rb5 Qh4 17. g3 Qh3 18. f3 Kg6 19. fxe4 f6 20. e5 f5 21.
Rf4 Qh5 22. Qd3 Nxd4 23. exd4 h6 24. g4 Qg5 25. Qg3 Kh7 26. Rb1 b6 27. h4 Qg6
28. Rb3 Ba6 29. d5 Rac8 30. gxf5 Qxg3+ 31. Rxg3 Rxc4 32. Rxc4 Bxc4 33. dxe6 Re8
34. a4 Bd5 35. Rg4 h5 36. Rd4 Bb3 37. Rd7 Bxa4 38. Rxa7 Bb3 39. Kh2 Kh6 40. Kg3
Bc2 41. Kf4 b5 42. Rb7 Bd3 43. Rd7 Bc4 1/2-1/2

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2015.12.31”]
[Round “5.3”]
[White “ANWULI, Daniel”]
[Black “AGUIAR, Cristiano”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “C87”]
[WhiteElo “2182”]
[BlackElo “2078”]
[PlyCount “113”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 d6 5. O-O Nf6 6. Re1 Bd7 7. c3 Be7 8. d4
O-O 9. Nbd2 b5 10. Bb3 g6 11. Nf1 Kg7 12. h3 Nh5 13. Bd5 Bf6 14. N1h2 Nf4 15.
Ng4 h5 16. Nxf6 Qxf6 17. g3 Nxh3+ 18. Kg2 g5 19. Bxc6 Bxc6 20. Kxh3 g4+ 21. Kg2
Qxf3+ 22. Qxf3 gxf3+ 23. Kxf3 exd4 24. Kf4 dxc3 25. bxc3 Rae8 26. c4 bxc4 27.
Bb2+ Kg6 28. Rac1 f5 29. e5 Bd5 30. Red1 c6 31. f3 Rb8 32. Rd2 dxe5+ 33. Bxe5
Rb4 34. Bd6 c3+ 35. Bxb4 cxd2 36. Bxd2 Re8 37. a3 Re2 38. Bb4 Rf2 39. Rc3 Kf6
40. Bc5 Rf1 41. Re3 Be4 42. Bb4 Ke6 43. Bf8 Kd5 44. Rc3 a5 45. Be7 a4 46. Bf8
c5 47. Rxc5+ Kd4 48. Ra5 Rxf3+ 49. Kg5 Rxg3+ 50. Kh4 Rg4+ 51. Kxh5 Bc2 52. Ra7
Ke3 53. Re7+ Be4 54. Re8 Kf2 55. Rb8 Bf3 56. Rb2+ Be2 57. Bc5+ 1/2-1/2

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2015.12.31”]
[Round “5.8”]
[White “CHAMBERS, Ezra”]
[Black “ZHEMBA, Jemusse”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C55”]
[WhiteElo “1589”]
[PlyCount “48”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bc4 Nf6 4. d3 Be7 5. O-O O-O 6. Bb3 d5 7. exd5 Nxd5 8.
Re1 Bf6 9. Nbd2 a5 10. a4 Bg4 11. h3 Bh5 12. g4 Bg6 13. Nc4 Nf4 14. Kh2 Nd4 15.
Nxd4 Qxd4 16. Be3 Qd5 17. Bxf4 exf4 18. Ne3 Qc5 19. Nd5 Qxf2+ 20. Kh1 Bxb2 21.
Rb1 f3 22. Nf4 Qg3 23. Rxb2 Rae8 24. Rf1 Re2 0-1

ROUND 6
Consolidation and dominance appeared to be the message from the leaders in both Sections of the ongoing 2015 African Junior Chess Championships in the Seychelles as both IM David Silva and WIM Shahenda Wafa had decisive wins on the top boards to further tighten their grips on the leadership of their respective Sections.

The defending champion, Silva of Angola now leads the Open Section by 1.5 points after a defeating the second seeded FM Fy Rakotomaharo of Madagascar. On Board 2 FM Cristiano Aguiar defeated his Angolan counterpart CM Silvio Famorosa to keep his chances of the title alive. The top seeded IM Adhan Fawzy of Egypt beat Nigeria’s Daniel Anwuli on Board 3 to also maintain his challenge for the title with three rounds to play. South Africa’s Roland Reinhold Bezuidenhout defeated Zambia’s Elias Musonda on Board 4 as the championship moves towards the home straight. There were also notable wins for IM Ali Nassir of Algeria who defeated Zambia’s Joshua Mulauzi, Zimbabwe’s Jemusse Zhema who defeated Morocco’s Mohamed Amin El Fezari and South Africa’s FM Allesandro Claudio Crismann who defeated Somalia’s Ali Abdullahi Farah.

With three rounds remaining, the leaderships of the Open Section of 2015 African Junior Chess Championships remains firmly under the control of the defending champion IM David Silva of Angola who is now on 6 points. He is followed by three players on 4.5 points; IM Adhan Fawzy of Egypt, IM Ali Nassr of Algeria and FM Cristiano Aguiar of Angola. FM Fy Antenaina Rakotomaharo of Madagascar, CM Silvio Famorosa of Angola, Zimbabwe’s Jemusse Zhema and Roland Reinhold Bezuidenhout are a further half point back on 4 points

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2016.01.02”]
[Round “6.3”]
[White “FAWZY, Adham”]
[Black “ANWULI, Daniel”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C68”]
[WhiteElo “2484”]
[BlackElo “2182”]
[PlyCount “103”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Bxc6 dxc6 5. O-O Be6 6. Nc3 Bd6 7. d4 Bg4 8.
dxe5 Bxf3 9. Qd4 Qh4 10. gxf3 Be7 11. Ne2 Qh5 12. Qc3 O-O-O 13. Ng3 Qg6 14. f4
h5 15. f5 Qg4 16. Kg2 Bg5 17. h3 Qh4 18. f4 Bh6 19. f6 g6 20. Be3 Bf8 21. Rad1
Bd6 22. exd6 Nxf6 23. dxc7 Rxd1 24. Rxd1 Qxg3+ 25. Kxg3 Nxe4+ 26. Kf3 Nxc3 27.
bxc3 Kxc7 28. Bd4 Re8 29. Be5+ Kb6 30. Rd7 f6 31. Bd4+ c5 32. Be3 Re6 33. Rd5
Rc6 34. a4 Ka5 35. Rxc5+ Rxc5 36. Bxc5 Kxa4 37. Be7 Kb5 38. Ke3 Kc4 39. Bxf6 a5
40. Kd2 a4 41. Be7 Kd5 42. Kd3 Ke6 43. Ba3 Kf5 44. Ke3 b5 45. Kf3 g5 46. fxg5
Kxg5 47. Kg3 Kf5 48. Kh4 Kf4 49. Kxh5 Ke3 50. Kg6 Kd2 51. Bb4 Kxc2 52. h4 1-0

ROUND 7
At the African Junior Chess Championships in the Seychelles the relentless march to the titles of the best Under 20 Juniors for both IM David Silva of Angola and WIM Shahenda Wafa of Egypt was checked briefly in the Open Section when FM Cristian Aguiar became the first player to stop IM Silva walking away with a full point. In the meantime WIM Wafa’s march continues unabated in the Girl’s Section.

IM Silva still has an outstanding chance to retain the Continental Under 20 title though his lead has been cut to one point. On Board 2 the top seeded IM Adhan Fawzy of Egypt moved into second place on the Open Section log with victory over IM Ali Nassr of Algeria. The second seeded FM Fy Rakotomaharo of Madagascar recorded a draw against CM Silvio Famorosa of Angola. There was another draw on Board 4 in the Open Section when Zimbabwe’s Jemusse Zhema was able to hold out to South Africa’s Roland Reinhold Bezuidenhout. Nigeria’s Daniel Anwuli returned to winning ways with victory over Kenya’s Moses Maina on Board 5 to also maintain his challenge for the title with two rounds to play. The Zambian pair of Joshua Mulauzi and Elias Musonda also had welcome wins against South Africa’s FM Alessandro Claudio Crismann and Zimbabwe’s Donald Mashire on Boards 6 and 7 respectively. On Board 8 Morocco’s Mohamed Amin El Fezari was held to a marathon draw by Somalia’s Mohamud Hussein Ali. As the 2015 African Junior Chess Championships move into the penultimate round, the leadership of the Open Section still sees the defending champion IM David Silva of Angola atop on 6.5 points. He is followed by IM Adhan Fawzy of Egypt who is on 5.5 points. FM Cristiano Aguiar of Angola is third on 5 points.

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2016.01.03”]
[Round “7.2”]
[White “NASSR, Ali”]
[Black “FAWZY, Adham”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “A46”]
[WhiteElo “2210”]
[BlackElo “2484”]
[PlyCount “86”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. d4 Nf6 2. Nf3 e6 3. Bf4 c5 4. c3 Qb6 5. Qc2 Nc6 6. e3 Nh5 7. Bg3 d5 8. Bh4
cxd4 9. cxd4 h6 10. Nc3 g5 11. Bg3 Nxg3 12. hxg3 g4 13. Nd2 Bd7 14. Rc1 Rc8 15.
a3 Be7 16. Be2 f5 17. Qb3 Qd8 18. Qa2 Kf7 19. Bd3 Kg7 20. Ne2 Bd6 21. Qb3 Rc7
22. Rc3 h5 23. Nf1 h4 24. gxh4 Rxh4 25. Rxh4 Qxh4 26. Nfg3 Kf8 27. Qc2 Qh2 28.
Kf1 Qh6 29. b4 a6 30. b5 axb5 31. Bxb5 Qh4 32. Qd3 Ke8 33. Qd1 Rc8 34. Bd3 Ra8
35. Qb1 Qd8 36. Qb2 Qa5 37. Nh5 Ke7 38. Qxb7 Rb8 39. Qa6 Rb1+ 40. Rc1 Rxc1+ 41.
Nxc1 Qd2 42. g3 Qxc1+ 43. Kg2 Qxa3 0-1

ROUND 8
The Gold Medal position at the 2015 African Junior Chess Championships taking place in the Seychelles appear to have been decided with a round to spare IM David Silva of Angola secured decisive victories in the Open Section.
IM Silva won his game against compatriot CM Silvio Famorosa in one of his quickest games as he maintained his one point advantage over his nearest challenger IM Adhan Fawzy of Egypt. Since IM Silva defeated IM Fawzy in the third round, this first tie-break consideration favours him should they end up with the same number of points after the final round. The top seeded IM Fawzy of Egypt produced another patient performance in defeating FM Cristian Aguiar of Angola on Board 2. On Board 3 South Africa’s CM Roland Reinhold Bezuidenhout produced a memorable performance in defeating IM Ali Nassr of Algeria. Meanwhile Zimbabwe’s unrated Jemusse Zhemba also reached new heights in his victory over Nigeria’s Daniel Anwuli on Board 4. On Board 5 the second seeded FM Fy Rakotomaharo of Madagascar was taken to the limit before defeating Elias Musonda of Zambia in another marathon encounter. Zambia’s other representative Joshua Mulauzi had a narrow escape in his victory in another marathon game against Mohamud Hussein Ali of Somalia on Board 6. South Africa’s FM Alessandro Claudio Crismann and Morocco’s Mohamed Amin El Fezari were the other notable winners in Round 8 when they defeated Kenya’s Moses Maina and Zimbabwe’s Donald Mashiri respectively.

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2016.01.04”]
[Round “8.3”]
[White “BEZUIDENHOUT, Roland Reinhold”]
[Black “NASSR, Ali”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “C00”]
[WhiteElo “1964”]
[BlackElo “2210”]
[PlyCount “61”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 c5 2. Nf3 e6 3. d3 Nc6 4. g3 d5 5. Qe2 Nf6 6. Bg2 Be7 7. O-O O-O 8. e5
Nd7 9. c4 dxc4 10. dxc4 Qc7 11. Re1 b6 12. Nc3 a6 13. Bf4 Bb7 14. Rad1 Rfe8 15.
h4 Nf8 16. h5 Rad8 17. Ne4 Rxd1 18. Rxd1 Rd8 19. Nd6 Bxd6 20. exd6 Qc8 21. b3
Qa8 22. Be3 e5 23. Nh4 Nd4 24. Bxd4 exd4 25. Bxb7 Qxb7 26. Nf5 Ne6 27. h6 Ng5
28. f4 Ne6 29. hxg7 Nxg7 30. Qg4 f6 31. Re1 1-0

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2016.01.04”]
[Round “8.4”]
[White “ANWULI, Daniel”]
[Black “ZHEMBA, Jemusse”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C65”]
[WhiteElo “2182”]
[PlyCount “90”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 Nf6 4. d3 d6 5. c3 Be7 6. O-O O-O 7. Re1 a6 8. Bxc6
bxc6 9. d4 Nd7 10. dxe5 Nxe5 11. Nxe5 dxe5 12. Qa4 Qd6 13. Nd2 Qg6 14. Re3 Rd8
15. Rg3 Qe6 16. Nf3 c5 17. Be3 Rb8 18. Qc2 Bb7 19. Ng5 Qc4 20. b3 Qd3 21. Qc1
Qe2 22. h4 Rd3 23. Nf3 Rbd8 24. Qa3 Rd1+ 25. Rxd1 Rxd1+ 26. Kh2 Qf1 27. Rh3 Bc8
28. Kg3 Bxh3 29. Kxh3 Qb5 30. Kh2 Qc6 31. Qa5 h6 32. c4 Bd6 33. Nd2 Qd7 34.
Qxa6 Qg4 35. g3 g5 36. f3 Qe6 37. Qa8+ Kh7 38. Kg2 gxh4 39. g4 h3+ 40. Kxh3 Re1
41. Kg2 Rxe3 42. Kf2 Rc3 43. Nf1 Qf6 44. Nd2 Qf4 45. Ke2 Qe3+ 0-1

As the tournament enters the final round, the 2015 African Junior Chess Championships waits to crown IM David Silva of Angola currently on 7.5 points as the Open Section Winner. IM Adhan Fawzy of Egypt, currently in second place on 6.5 points can claim the Silver Medal with victory in the final round. FM Fy Rakotomaharo of Madagascar, CM Roland Reinhold Bezuidenhout of South Africa and Jemusse Zhemba of Zimbabwe are in a three-way tie for third position on 5.5 points.

ROUND 9: ANGOLA AND EGYPT SWEEP AWARDS
The final day of the 2015 African Junior Chess Championships in the Seychelles became a story of the dominance of two nations; Angola and Egypt.
Having already been assured of the Gold Medal in the Open Section, IM David Silva of Angola secured a quick draw with Zimbabwe’s Jemusse Zhemba in the final round on Board 1 to end the championships with 8 points. Zhemba ended a great performance with 6 points. On Board 2 the top seeded IM Adham Fawzy of Egypt battled to another draw against South Africa’s CM Roland Reinhold Bezuidenhout to end the tournament on 7 points whilst CM Bezuidenhout closed out on 6 points. On Board 3 FM Cristian Aguiar of Angola recovered from his previous round loss to beat the highly rated FM Fy Rakotomaharo of Madagascar. This win moved FM Aguiar to 6 points and secured him the Bronze Medal on tie-break. On Board 4 Daniel Anwuli of Nigeria defeated Zambia’s Joshua Mulauzi to move to 5.5 points whilst Mulauzi remained on 5 points. IM Ali Nassir of Algeria and Angola’s CM Silvio Famorosa played out another draw with both players ending the tournament on 5 points. Elias Musonda of Zambia beat Somalia’s Ali Abdullahi Farah on Board 6 to also end the tournament on 5 points. Other players to end the tournament on 5 points in the Open Section were South Africa’s FM Allesandro Claudio Crismann, Morocco’s Mohamed Amin El Fezari and Burundi’s Ezra Chambers.

Anwuli Daniel
Anwuli Daniel

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2016.01.05”]
[Round “9.2”]
[White “FAWZY, Adham”]
[Black “BEZUIDENHOUT, Roland Reinhold”]
[Result “1/2-1/2”]
[ECO “B07”]
[WhiteElo “2484”]
[BlackElo “1964”]
[PlyCount “100”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 {0} d6 {0} 2. d4 Nf6 3. Nc3 e5 4. f4 exd4 5. Qxd4 Nc6 6. Bb5 Bd7 7. Qf2
Qe7 8. Qe3 Ng4 9. Qe2 Nd4 10. Bxd7+ Qxd7 11. Qd3 Ne6 12. Nf3 O-O-O 13. O-O Qc6
14. f5 Nc5 15. Qc4 Qb6 16. Kh1 Qa6 17. Qxa6 Nxa6 18. h3 Ne5 19. Nd4 c6 20. Bf4
Nc7 21. f6 gxf6 22. Bh2 Nc4 23. b3 Nb6 24. Rad1 Ne6 25. Nf5 Kc7 26. Ng3 Nd7 27.
Nh5 Be7 28. Ne2 Rhg8 29. Neg3 Rg5 30. Nf5 Rxh5 31. Nxe7 Ndc5 32. Nf5 Nxe4 33.
h4 Rg8 34. Rde1 Rg4 35. Rd1 Ng7 36. Nxd6 Nxd6 37. Bxd6+ Kb6 38. g3 Nf5 39. Rf3
Re4 40. Kg1 Nd4 41. Rxf6 Rd5 42. Rd3 Re6 43. Rxe6 fxe6 44. Be7 Nxc2 45. Rc3
Rd1+ 46. Kg2 Rd2+ 47. Kh3 Nd4 48. Re3 Rxa2 49. h5 Kc7 50. Bf6 Nf5 1/2-1/2

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2016.01.05”]
[Round “9.3”]
[White “AGUIAR, Cristiano”]
[Black “RAKOTOMAHARO, Fy Antenaina”]
[Result “1-0”]
[ECO “A04”]
[WhiteElo “2078”]
[BlackElo “2443”]
[PlyCount “47”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. Nf3 c5 2. b3 Nc6 3. Bb2 d6 4. e3 e5 5. d4 cxd4 6. exd4 e4 7. Nfd2 d5 8. c4
Nf6 9. a3 Bd6 10. cxd5 Nxd5 11. Nc3 Nxc3 12. Bxc3 e3 13. Qe2 O-O 14. fxe3 Re8
15. Qf2 Qc7 16. Bc4 Bf4 17. e4 Bxd2+ 18. Kxd2 Rxe4 19. Rae1 Rxe1 20. Rxe1 Bg4
21. d5 Na5 22. Qd4 Nxc4+ 23. bxc4 f5 24. d6 1-0

[Event “African Junior Chess Championships 2015 “]
[Site “Victoria, Mahe Island Seychell”]
[Date “2016.01.05”]
[Round “9.4”]
[White “MULAUZI, Joshua”]
[Black “ANWULI, Daniel”]
[Result “0-1”]
[ECO “C91”]
[WhiteElo “1843”]
[BlackElo “2182”]
[PlyCount “174”]
[EventDate “2015.12.28”]
[EventRounds “9”]
[EventCountry “SEY”]

1. e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5 a6 4. Ba4 Nf6 5. O-O Be7 6. Re1 b5 7. Bb3 d6 8. c3
O-O 9. d4 exd4 10. Nxd4 Nxd4 11. cxd4 Bb7 12. Bc2 c5 13. d5 Re8 14. Nd2 Nd7 15.
Nf1 Bf6 16. Ng3 g6 17. Rb1 Ne5 18. b3 Bc8 19. Bb2 Bd7 20. Qd2 c4 21. Bd4 Rc8
22. f4 c3 23. Qd1 Bg4 24. Ne2 Nd7 25. h3 Bxd4+ 26. Qxd4 Bxe2 27. Rxe2 Qb6 28.
Rd1 Qxd4+ 29. Rxd4 f5 30. Kf2 fxe4 31. Rdxe4 Rxe4 32. Rxe4 Nf6 33. Rd4 Rc5 34.
Kf3 a5 35. a3 Rxd5 36. Rxd5 Nxd5 37. Ke4 b4 38. a4 Nc7 39. g4 Kf7 40. h4 Ke6
41. Kd4 Kf7 42. Ke4 Kf6 43. Kd4 Ne6+ 44. Ke4 Ke7 45. f5 gxf5+ 46. gxf5 Nc7 47.
Kd4 Kf6 48. Bd3 h6 49. Bc2 Ke7 50. Ke4 Ne8 51. Kd5 Kd7 52. Kc4 Kc6 53. Kd4 Nf6
54. Bb1 Kd7 55. Kc4 Kc6 56. Kd4 Ne8 57. Bc2 Kd7 58. Kc4 Nc7 59. Kd4 Ke7 60. Ke4
Kf6 61. Kd4 Ke7 62. Kc4 Kf6 63. Kd4 Ne8 64. Kc4 Nc7 65. Kd4 h5 66. Bb1 Kf7 67.
Bc2 Ke7 68. Kc4 Kd7 69. Kd4 Ke8 70. Kc4 Kf8 71. Bb1 Kf7 72. Bc2 Kg7 73. Bb1 Kf6
74. Kd4 Ke7 75. Kc4 Kd7 76. Bc2 Kc6 77. Kd4 Ne8 78. Bb1 Nf6 79. Bc2 Ng4 80. Bb1
d5 81. Bc2 Kd6 82. Bb1 Nf6 83. Bc2 Nd7 84. Kd3 Ke5 85. Ke3 d4+ 86. Kd3 Nc5+ 87.
Kc4 d3 0-1

Final Ranking after 9 Rounds

Rk. SNo Name FED Rtg Pts.  TB1  TB2  TB3
1 5 IM SILVA David ANG 2164 8,0 0,0 423,5 36,5
2 1 IM FAWZY Adham EGY 2484 7,0 0,0 414,5 38,5
3 6 FM AGUIAR Cristiano ANG 2078 6,0 0,0 404,5 38,0
4 7 CM BEZUIDENHOUT Roland Reinhold RSA 1964 6,0 0,0 399,5 36,5
5 24 ZHEMBA Jemusse ZIM 0 6,0 0,0 387,5 37,5
6 2 FM RAKOTOMAHARO Fy Antenaina MAD 2443 5,5 0,0 420,5 40,0
7 4 ANWULI Daniel NGR 2182 5,5 0,0 375,5 34,5
8 8 CM FAMOROSA Silvio ANG 1932 5,0 0,0 410,5 39,5
9 3 IM NASSR Ali ALG 2210 5,0 0,0 408,0 39,5
10 12 MULAUZI Joshua ZAM 1843 5,0 0,0 373,5 33,0
11 10 MUSONDA Elias ZAM 1915 5,0 0,0 372,5 32,5
12 11 EL FEZARI Mohamed Amin MAR 1848 5,0 0,0 360,0 30,0
13 13 CHAMBERS Ezra BDI 1589 5,0 0,0 356,5 28,5
14 9 FM CRISMANN Alessandro Claudio RSA 1926 5,0 0,0 347,5 30,0
15 20 MOHAMUD HUSSEIN Ali SOM 0 4,5 0,0 346,5 30,5
16 15 ALI Abdullahi Farah SOM 0 4,0 0,0 345,5 25,5
17 19 MASHIRI Donald ZIM 0 4,0 0,0 338,0 31,0
18 14 MAINA WANJIRU Moses KEN 1507 3,5 1,0 339,5 29,0
19 23 VITAL Keith SEY 0 3,5 0,0 326,5 25,5
20 16 CHETTY Aakash SEY 0 3,0 0,0 343,0 32,5
21 17 KATE Timothy SEY 0 3,0 0,0 322,0 26,5
22 21 NATELLAMBY Samuel SEY 0 2,0 0,0 305,0 25,0
23 22 PILLAY Harish SEY 0 1,5 0,0 314,0 22,5
24 18 KRISHNAMOORTHY Richiraj SEY 0 0,0 0,0 314,0 24,0

Annotation:
Tie Break1: Direct Encounter (The results of the players in the same point group)
Tie Break2: Sum of Buchholz-Tie-Breaks (all Results)
Tie Break3: Buchholz Tie-Breaks (variabel with parameter)

Source: http://www.chess-results.com/PartieSuche.aspx?lan=1&id=50023&tnr=201935&art=3

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