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Nsubuga wins the Isiiko Memorial Chess tournament

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Fide Master Haruna Nsubuga claimed the Inaugural Isiiko Mohammed Memorial Rapid Chess tournament undefeated, hosted by Glorious Gardens in Namugongo.

Nsubuga who is set to become only the second Ugandan to play at a Chess World Cup garnered seven points out of the eight rounds played.

The rated 2129 beat the region’s best including Arthur Ssegwanyi, Harold Wanyama, Patrick Kawuma, and Walter Okas to the trophy.

Bob Bibasa with 6.5 points came second. Wanyama, Kawuma, Abdul Shakuru Wagodo, David Mugisha, Ivan Kaddu, Allan Benjamin Mande, Kennedy Namwanza, and Innocent Tamale completed the top ten all with six points.

Ssegwanyi who didn’t play in the first round finished 11th with 5.5 points, he lost his sixth-round game to fellow Olympian Emmanuel Egesa. Egesa with 5 points came 14th while Okas finished 26th with 4.5 points.

The tournament which had over 100 players participate was a tribute to the late Mohammed Isiiko, a former Gambit Chess Club player who passed away in April last year in a tragic accident.

By: Rose Agwang

Photo Credit: Uganda Chess Federation

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