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Chess World Cup: Ssegwanyi holds Giri to a draw

By Vision Reporter

Added 11th September 2015 10:37 PM

Arthur Ssegwanyi played with nerves of steel at his Chess World Cup debut. He simply refused to panic after losing a pawn to Dutch GrandAnish Giri. The World watched on as Ssegwanyi kept going to register a well fought draw after 158 moves.

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Arthur Ssegwanyi

Arthur Ssegwanyi played with nerves of steel at his Chess World Cup debut. He simply refused to panic after losing a pawn to Dutch GrandAnish Giri. The World watched on as Ssegwanyi kept going to register a well fought draw after 158 moves.

By Samuel Sanya

Arthur Ssegwanyi played with nerves of steel at his Chess World Cup debut. He simply refused to panic after losing a pawn to Dutch Grandmaster Anish Giri. The World watched on as Ssegwanyi kept going to register a well fought draw after 158 moves.


The draw earns Ssegwanyi 8 points to add to his rating of 2375 while Giri loses 4 points. Ssegwanyi needs at least 2500 points to attain Grandmaster Status. The two face off again on Saturday to decide who wins the first round in Baku Azerbaijan.

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