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Ivy Amoko disappointed with Zonal performance
Friday, 07 April 2017 09:12

by Marion Malinga

Woman Fide Master Ivy Clare Amoko’s sole target at the just concluded Zone 4.2 African Individual Chess Championships in Ethiopia was to win the event and earn the Woman International Master [WIM] title.

Amoko headed into the event undaunted and with her ranked third at the tournament only behind Elansary Eman and Wafa Shahenda the two Egyptian Women International Masters, there was hope back home for a title or at least an IM norm from her.

But with only six points managed, the No.1 seed lady in East Africa was quite a way from realizing her dream as she finished fourth.

The 30-year-old won only five games, lost two to the Egyptians and drew against untitled and lowly rated players including Shakira Ampaire in the first round and Ethiopian Ruth Leykun, leaving her completely unconvinced with her performance.

Woman Fide Master Ivy Clare Amoko’s sole target at the just concluded Zone 4.2 African Individual Chess Championships in Ethiopia was to win the event and earn the Woman International Master [WIM] title.

Amoko headed into the event undaunted and with her ranked third at the tournament only behind Elansary Eman and Wafa Shahenda the two Egyptian Women International Masters, there was hope back home for a title or at least an IM norm from her.

But with only six points managed, the No.1 seed lady in East Africa was quite a way from realizing her dream as she finished fourth.

The 30-year-old won only five games, lost two to the Egyptians and drew against untitled and lowly rated players including Shakira Ampaire in the first round and Ethiopian Ruth Leykun, leaving her completely unconvinced with her performance.

 
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