19:36, Thursday, 23rd November, 2017

Day one of the Tanzania Open has seen a fairly predictable set of results with the rating favorites progressing relatively easily in the early going.The only major upset occurred on board 4 in the second round where the local player Athuman Shiza (1609) defeated Lars Moller Larsen (1965) from Denmark.

Six players have had a perfect start of 2/2 and they will compete on the top 3 boards with the following pairings for round 3:
1 Pablo Rodriguez 1934 vs IM Elijah Emojong 2333
2 FM Haruna Nsubuga (2207) vs Geoffrey Mwanyika (1763) 3 Athuman Shiza (1609) vs Githinji Hinga (2119)

Games from this point forward should be more evenly matched with the fight for the top places likely to take place in rounds 5 and 6.

Results and pairings for round 3 are now available at http://www.chess-results.com/tnr311370.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=3&flag=30&wi=821