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Jackson Ndegwa Kamau wins 4th Capablanca Cup

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Jackson Ndegwa Kamau wins 4th Capablanca Cup

Jackson Ndegwa Kamau emerged as the winner with a perfect score of 5/5 in the 4th Capablanca Cup Chess Championship held at the Braeburn School, Gitanga Road. He took home a cash prize of KES 8,000, a KES 6,000 Nakumatt voucher and a glittering trophy.

Mushfig Habilov the Director or Play at Nairobi Chess Club (left) presents Jackson Ndegwa Kamau with his prize.
Mushfig Habilov the Director or Play at Nairobi Chess Club (left) presents Jackson Ndegwa Kamau with his prize.

In second place was CM Ben Magana with 4.5 points, and he went home with KES 5,000, a KES 3,000 Nakumatt voucher and a trophy. 

Ramesh TWilly SimonsBrian TobosoKaran Christie and Geoffrey Mulaga all tied for joint third place with 4 points each. They each went home with KES1,500.  

Mushfig Habilov the Director or Play at Nairobi Chess Club (right) presents CM Ben Magana with his prize.
Mushfig Habilov the Director or Play at Nairobi Chess Club (right) presents CM Ben Magana with his prize.

However, based on tie-breaks, Ramesh T was the 2nd runners up while Willy Simons was the 3rd runners up. Both Ramesh T and Willy Simons received trophies for their performance.

The hotly contested event saw 51 players battling for honours over the weekend of 21st and 22nd June 2014.

Peter GilruthKishen Iyengar and Ramesh T were the event’s sponsors, which was FIDE rated and organised by Nairobi Chess Club.

Happy prize winners from left behind row Geoffrey Mulaga, Kim Bhari (organiser) Jackson Ndegwa Kamau, CM Ben Magana, Willy Simons, Ramesh T & Karan Christie.  Front row from left Riya Shah and Sumit Deshpande.
Happy prize winners from left behind row Geoffrey Mulaga, Kim Bhari (organiser) Jackson Ndegwa Kamau, CM Ben Magana, Willy Simons, Ramesh T & Karan Christie. Front row from left Riya Shah and Sumit Deshpande.
Warren Pollock (left) in action against Moses Andiwoh.
Warren Pollock (left) in action against Moses Andiwoh.
Brian Kidula affectionately known as Local Grand Master (LGM) in action.
Brian Kidula affectionately known as Local Grandmaster (LGM) in action.
Karan Christie in action.
Karan Christie in action.
Final standing of the 4th Capablanca Cup.
Final standing of the 4th Capablanca Cup.

 

Prize structure.
Poster for the event.

Past winners

1st winner was Humphrey Andolo – Kenya (1997)

2nd winner Jaswinder Singh – India (1999)

3rd winner IM Elijah Emojong – Uganda (2013)

Links

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Nairobi Chess Club website.