Kayonde (2404) is now enjoying a solitary lead, half a point ahead of closest challengers GM El Gindy Essam, GM Samy Shocker and Algerian IM Arab Adlane.
Zambia's IM Andrew Kayonde sent shock waves down the spines of the top players contending for the Africa Individual Chess Championship after crushing top seed, Egypt's Grandmaster Adley Ahmed in the sixth round to hit the summit at Tick Hotel in Kampala on Thursday 21 July 2016.
Kayonde (2404) is now enjoying a solitary lead, half a point ahead of closest challengers GM El Gindy Essam, GM Samy Shocker and Algerian IM Arab Adlane. Adlane drew with Essam while Shocker beat Nigeria's Kigiga Bomo to get to 4.5 points.
Kayonde had earlier outwitted Ugandan IM Arthur Ssegwanyi in the fifth round. Ssegwanyi went on to lose gain to Egypt's IM Hesham Abdelrahman in the sixth round as Patrick Kawuma lost to Aderito Pedro. FM Harold Wanyama recovered from three successive losses to win two in a row beating Rajab Kamoga and South African CM Lyndon Boauhin the fifth and sixth rounds. In another all Ugandan battle, Kamoga drew with Farouk Fauza in the sixth round.
In the ladies category, Egypt's WGM Wafa Shrook is on a roll. After five straight wins, she drew with Algeria's WIM Amina Mezioud to get to 5.5 out of 6 with closest challengers trailing at 4 points.
Uganda's Shakira Ampaire beat Stella Babirye as all the other Ugandan ladies lost their sixth round encounters. Christine Namaganda, Goretti Angolikin, Joyce Kabengano and Gloria Nansubuga all lost to Domingos Maria, Caxita Esperanca, Joyce Nyaruai and Fischer Michelle respectively.
Seventh round games continue on Friday 22 July 2016 at 3:00 pm.