Deborah Akintoye and Daniel Anwuli have emerged winners at the 2020 National Chess Championship of Nigeria, which took place at the Kings Riverside Resort, Iwo, Osun State.
Rated an underdog, Deborah Akintoye won the women’s category. The psychology student of the University of Ibadan became Nigeria’s female champion after scoring 7.5 points out of nine without suffering a single defeat.
She was followed by Perpetual Ogbiyoyo, who came second with six points, while third-place Peace Sampson had 5.5 points.
Daniel Anwuli finished unbeaten throughout the competition as he amassed seven points out of nine, emerging the clear winner in the men’s category.