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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Kojo Hasford is Ghana national chess champion 2012

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The Ghana National Individual Chess Championship 2012 was held at the Accra Sports Stadium-Accra from January 2 to January 7, 2012. The system and rate of play was a 7-round Swiss, 90 minutes per player per game for the first round to select the best six players from twelve. The qualified six then engaged in a 5-round robin to determine the national champion. The rate of play was 90 minutes per player.

Francis Anquandah versus eventual champion Kojo Hasford.

Kojo Hasford won the qualifier with 5½/7 and then dominated the final with 4½/5. Francis Anquandah took second on 3½/5 while Edward Thompson took third on 3/5. Anquandah had been champion since 1986. In the women’s competition there were four women and Paulina van Gyuet won on 3/3. The Ghanaian team hopes to be competing at the Olympiad in Istanbul, Turkey later this year. You can read the full report in Chess Drum.

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