Elijah Emojong wins Tanzania Open Chess Championship

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Elijah Emojong receives his trophy

International Master Elijah Emojong completed a dominant Tanzania Open Chess Championship with victory over native William Chibesa Kangwa in the final round of the championship to win the event with 6.5 points.

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Emojong in his last game against William Chibesa Kangwa

Emojong proved too much for his opposition including fellow countryman FM Haruna Nsubuga. The 25-year-old won all his games bar one against Githinji Hinga from Kenya that ended in a draw.

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Haruna Nsubuga was second runner-up

It was a not so strong field, with Nsubuga and Githinji the real challengers, but after a mediocre performance in the Uganda Open, winning this was the only way of burying that disappointment.

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Nsubuga [L] in one of his games
The IM was winning his second Tanzania Open title having triumphed in 2015.

Tanzania CM Yusuf Mdoe who put up an impressive display took second spot after beating Githinji in the final round, and Nsubuga completed the podium positions with his last round victory against Andersson Ragnar.

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