Monrovia — The 2022 Liberia National Individual Chess Championship has hit a essential level after the protecting National Champion Bobby Ballah used to be crushed by means of Joel Ebiekuta all the way through a essential fit in Round 5 on Tuesday, December 13, 2022.

Thursday’s fit began precisely at 4 pm, which might set the tempo for the fits due this weekend that may in the long run resolve the following National Chess Champion. Going into Round 6 on Thursday, Joel crowned the desk with 5 issues out of five rounds- the one participant with a great ranking. He confronted Harold Evans on Board 1 whilst Former Champion FM Barcon Harmon performed Foday Kondoh on Board 2 and Current Champion Bobby Ballah used to be paired in opposition to a perilous opponent within the particular person of Former Champion Thomas Saah. The video games proceed on Friday, December 16 with two rounds (7 & 8) in UL Auditorium. A complete of eleven rounds will probably be performed with a Swiss Pairing System.

The Liberia Chess Federation (LCF) kicked off the continued National Individual Chess Championship at the University of Liberia (UL) Capitol Hill campus on Friday, December 9, 2022.

The LCF’s Classical National Individual Championship is the fourth match for this yr’s chess actions.

The Federation has already finished the primary 3 occasions for this yr, which come with the Club Team Championship (gained by means of the Invincible Knights Chess Club), the 2022 Rapid Chess Championship (gained by means of CM Anthony Waylea), and the 2022 National Blitz Chess Championship (gained by means of Joel O. Ebiekuta). But crucial, which is the person classical match, will resolve the true Chess Champion and Female Chess Championship of Liberia.