Gillan Bwalya

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Fide Id8700257
TitleInternational Master
FederationZambia fed
FIDE Elo2277 
Highest 2354 (February 2016)
Live Rating2271 
URS Rating2308 
Born 1988  (Age 30)
 Ranking: World #5963, Africa #65, Zambia #6
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Play Style

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Sicilian defence (14%): B27 B90 B31 B29 B50 B92Sicilian defence (24%): B23 B50 B53 B57 B90 B90
Queen's pawn (12%): D02 A46 E10 A40 E00Queen's pawn (18%): D02 A45 E10 A46 A45 A46
Pirc defence (9%): B08 B09 B07 B07Reti (16%): A05 A06 A04
Gruenfeld defence (7%): D85 D90 D97 D85Ruy Lopez (13%): C90 C90 C77 C88 C94 C70
King's Indian (7%): E61 E71 A48 E61 E61Dutch (5%): A81 A83 A80
Play tendenciesEndgame tendencies
Sacrifices: Not availableAverage draws at: Move #60 (details)
Blunders (): Explore blunders Optimal play:   100%  [what is this?]
Positional player: Not available Optimal checkmate: Not available
Exchange tendencies: -1.826 (details) Endgame blunders: Not available.
Stockfish first line: Not available [calculate] Strength:         
Quality of play:  84.96 (games[what is this?] Exploitive analysis: Not available
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Live Games

Gillan Bwalya currently plays in: LOCATION: Lusaka, cinfo: ZAM
AFRICAN Individual Chess Championships - OPEN SECTION Warm Harbor Hotel, Zambia
2018.05.12 to 2018.05.22
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Amin Bassem | Ahmed Adly | Haddouche | Arab Adlane | El Gindy | Fawzy | Hesham | Kayonde | Mwali | Kigigha | Bwalya | Luanja | Chumfwa | Mabusela | Paiva | Bengherabi | Oatlhotse | Khetho | Zhemba | Eichab | Mosenya | ... and 9 more.

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Rating History ()

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Tournament History

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Tournament (Click on name for details) VenueDate
National Trials Second Phase Lusaka, Zambia2015.12.102160
South African Club Chess Championship Durban, South Africa2015.10.081520
Botswana Open International-Prestige Gaborone, Botswana2015.09.301870
Tsogo Sun Millionaire Satellite Chess Festival Johannesburg, South Africa2015.07.151500
South African Open Chess Championships Cape Town, South Africa2015.07.031580
Kafue Open Chess Championship Kafue, Zambia2015.05.231130
Capablanca Chess Tournament IM Norm Section Pretoria, South Africa2015.04.292240
Orion Group Open Chess Festival Prestige Section Johannesburg, South Africa2015.04.251730
Zimbabwe International Easter Open Prestige Section Harare, Zimbabwe2015.04.021670
Cape Town Classic Cape Town, South Africa2015.03.212220
NKWAZI CLOSED Championship Lusaka, Zambia2015.03.082210
Zimbabwe International Chess Open Harare, Zimbabwe2014.12.311810
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