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.