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Namaganda battled on second attempt at Commonwealth games

By David Namunyala

Added 6th July 2018 09:10 AM

The solo Ugandan who is expected to return in the country this week instead put up a displeasing performance.

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The solo Ugandan who is expected to return in the country this week instead put up a displeasing performance.

PIC: Woman FIDE Master, Christine Namaganda ( yellow shirt) participating at the 2017 Commonwealth chess championships in New Delhi, India. (File photo)

CHESS

Commonwealth Chess championship, India

Winners

IM P. Karthikeyan (IND)        7.5       

GM Suri Vaibhav (IND)         7

GM Das Debashis (IND)        7


NEW DELHI - Uganda’s Woman Fide Master, Christine Namaganda has failed to live to her expectation at the just concluded Commonwealth Chess championship, Deli, India.

The 32-year-old, prior to the championship vowed to put up a much better performance as she made her second attempt at the annual event.

But, unfortunately, things didn’t work out as planned.

The solo Ugandan who is expected to return in the country this week instead put up a displeasing performance.

She managed to only win three games and drew one throughout the nine rounds contest that were held at the The Leela Ambience Convention Hotel in Delhi, India.

She finished with a tally of 3.5 points, with (1.5pts) better than her previous performance at the annual event in the open category.

She registered a magnificent climax to recover from the earlier misery when she beat England’s International Master (IM) Arora Manoj in the final round.

Her other outstanding performance was a draw she picked against IM Naik Sayuri from India in the third round.

The former champion also beat India’s P. Tarunika and Rasmita Kumari in the fifth and seventh rounds respectively to tally to 3.5points to finish in 133position out of 150 participants.

But the two-time Olympiad fell against India’s Joshi Govind and Patil Bhagyashree, Paul Glissan of Australia, Andrew Bartoli from South Africa and Bangladesh’s Hanif Mollah at the 10-days event.

India’s IM P. Karthikeyan emerged champion with a tally of 7.5pts with half a point ahead of Indian’s Grandmasters (GM) Suri Vaibhav and Das Debashis who tied at 7points but in second and third positions.


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