08:30, Saturday, 4th February, 2017

The 2017 BMI Lesotho Open is under way in Maseru and has attracted players from South Africa, Lesotho and Swaziland. The event features a 7 round FIDE Rated swiss tournament, a number of development tournaments and a FIDE rated blitz which will be played on Sunday.

The FIDE event has reached round 3 and there are currently 7 players who have recorded a perfect 2/2 start.

Results and pairings can be tracked at http://www.chess-results.com/tnr259312.aspx?lan=1&art=2&rd=3&wi=821 throughout the duration of the tournament.