Day 1 of the Uganda Open ended with a major upset on board 2 as Kenya's Solomon Lubega defeated IM Elijah Emojong of Uganda with the black pieces. 7th seed Simon Gonza and 8th seed CM Bob Bimbasa were also held to draws as games started getting tougher on the top boards.

Round 3 is now under way and the live broadcast is up and running as hoped. Games can be followed live on the FollowChess Mobile application and on the FollowChess website at!uganda-open-2017

The live games from Round 3 feature the following players on the top 5 boards:
1 Katula Frobisha vs IM Arthur Ssegwanyi
2 Patrick Ojok vs FM Patrick Kawuma
3 James Panchol vs FM Harold Wanyama
4 CM Deng Rehan vs FM Haruna Nsubuga
5 Fred Migabo vs David Maluak

The rest of the round 3 pairings and day 1 results are available at

The day 1 photos in this report are from Mr Eastmond Mwenda, one of the tournament participants from Kenya. The broadcast is being provided courtesy of Terrian Chess Academy.