Defending champion Petros Mfune and Candidate Master Chiletso Chipanga clash this weekend at Country Club Limbe (CCL) in the 12-game final of Paul-Mike Chess Championships.
Chipanga, who won the inaugural contest before being overthrown by Mfune, leads with 4.5 points earned during the last three-rounds of the finals and needs to win at least two of the remaining four games to successfully wrestle back the crown worth K130 000.
On the other hand, Mfune is supposed to win three of the last games if he is to wipe off Chipanga’s predictable advantage and defend the title.
The impending decisive matches will also determine the best player between the two because on top of winning the Paul-Mike contest before, Mfune is the reigning champion of Mdina Chess Championships while Chipanga holds Muleso-Mphande Open Championships.
Chipanga, who has embraced the Jaguar moniker due to the speed and steadiness of his attacking moves, said he is ready to teach Mfune a lesson.
“I will not give him chance to settle down. I will attack him right from the word go”, he said.
But Mfune said: “Ndamukonzera ma muvu atatu okha omwe sakayankha [I have prepared for him only three moves which he will not be able to contain].