Day 1 of the CIV Rapid & Blitz Invitational was completed yesterday in Abidjan and a comprehensive report has been posted by African Chess Media.

The report is available from their website at

Results and pairings from

And live games can be followed at

Day 2 is now underway with round 4 currently in progress. The rapid games are played at 15.00, 16.30 and 18.00 daily (GMT) until Friday and then at 30 minute intervals for the blitz rounds over the weekend.

The tournament was officially opened by Dr Essoh Essis from the Ivorian Chess Federation.

The broadcast show for day 2 will once again feature Ben Simon and GM Robert Hanguski and will start from 17.45 at

We wish all players well for todays games