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It was a fighting finale that ended Chess Heights Classics I, even Olamide Ajibowo who seemed to resign early considered his position, then his physical condition.
The last round started 1:07pm yesterday as their was only one game to be played and some players wanted to worship in the morning. It turned out to be a good idea as they essayed inspired moves, check out Rotimi Lapite’s Knight and Bishop enprise sacrifice against IM Bunmi Olape. This time, Bunmi found a draw.
So the event is over and the positions are
6th – IM Bunmi Olape ; 1 point
5th – Rotimi Lapite : 1 point
4th – Abdulraheem Abdulrahman : 2.5 points
3rd – FM Olamide Ajibowo : 2.5 points
2nd – CM Femi Balogun : 3.5 points
1st – CM Demola Sorungbe : 4.5 points
We now leave you with games and pictures. Watch out for an upcoming interview with Demola Sorungbe, the champion. You can drop questions you want CM Sorungbe to answer in the comments if you read this before 12 noon, Tuesday September 23.