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Larry Kagambi wins 56th Nairobi Chess Club Championship

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Larry Kagambi wins 56th Nairobi Chess Club Championship 

Larry Kagambi, a former Olympian, beat a strong field of 78 players to win the 56th Nairobi Chess Club Championship with a perfect score of 5 out of 5 games. The strong field included Mathias Ssonko of Uganda, a member of his country’s team at the just concluded 2014 Olympiad in Tromso, Norway.

Larry Kagambi was the 1990 Kenya Champion and represented Kenya at the 1988 and 1992 Chess Olympiads. He was as well the Secretary-General for Chess Kenya for several years.

Nairobi Chess Club’s premier event ran from 23rd to 24th August 2014 at the famous Braeburn School, Gitanga Road, Nairobi.

Larry Kagambi (right) in action.
Larry Kagambi (right) in action.
View of the playing hall.
View of the playing hall.
Brian Adorwa in action
Brian Adorwa in action.
Collins Young (left) versus CM Ben Magana.
Collins Young (left) versus CM Ben Magana.
Ladies, Junior and Challenger’s category

Riya Shah was the winner of the Ladies’ category with three points, and she earned KES 3,000.

Isabella Asiema, Reanna Varsani & Subhika Grande were in joint second place, and each won KES 1,500. The top three went home with individual trophies.

In the Junior category, the winner was Subham Rai with 3.5 points, followed by Dev Shah, Srinjay Mukophadyay & Ritvik Pendyala. The top three went home with trophies.

In the Challengers’ category, the winner was Matiko Chacha (KES 2,000), followed by Jackson Okoth Ochieng (KES 1,000) and then Kevin Owen (KES 500). They each went home with a trophy.

Subham Rai (left) v Srinjay Mukophadyay.
Subham Rai (left) v Srinjay Mukophadyay.

 Sponsors

The total prize fund of this event was just over KES 70,000, making it one of Kenya’s most prominent events in 2014. The sponsor for this event was former Olympians Rodgers Adai with KES 50,000, Aslam Adam with KES 15,000 and Humphrey Andolo with KES 5,000. Ramesh Vasanth donated gift vouchers.

Final standing & event poster

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