KCF wishes to congratulate FM Daniel Anwuli who secured his second IM norm with a full round to spare at the 18th Dubai Open which concluded in Dubai yesterday.

Daniel faced 6 different GM's during the course of the event and beat GM Ankit Rajpara and GM Arun Prasad on his way to securing the title norm result.

In addition to securing his 2nd norm he also gained 27 rating points and his live rating now stands at 2367. He will now be looking to secure his third and final norm when he competes in the Capablanca IM Norm section in Pretoria at the end of the month.

Before Capablanca, he will also be featuring in the PSS Rapid and Blitz Open as part of a very busy chess period which sees him compete in no less than 33 FIDE rated classical games, 10 rapid and 21 blitz games within a 40 day period!

We wish him well at the remaining tournaments in South Africa as part of his ongoing chess journey!