Sorry guys. I did not play yesterday due to various reasons but I have visited the venue today and bring you more action news and photos.
The big news today is we have the super charming Amy Lee in town. Amy Lee is the main sponsor of the Millionaire Open Chess event and is here for the closing ceremony. This is just fantastic news for Kenya who are facing a travel advisory due to the horrible terrorist attacks that we have faced.
|Amy Lee consults with Chess Kenya Chairman Githinji Hinga|
We also had Graham Jurgensen of the Kasparov Chess Foundation in town as well.
|Githinji Hinga, Graham Jurgensen from KCF and Amy Lee|
|View of the Open section|
I will try to pass by later and post some updates of the closing ceremony. The big news is really that Harold Wanyama is leading with 6/7 and looks like that he will now most likely play Ahmed Mowlid.
Round 7 had a fair share of controversy as the organisers decided not to publish the draw until 10 minutes before the start of the event. Some players were unhappy with this decision which the organiser’s had taken to stop the rampant game fixing that happens in the last few rounds in our events.
|Githinji Hinga, Graham Jurgensen, Remel Ramirez & Chess Kenya CEO Satish Despande|
|Harold Wanyama in white shirt v Atwoli Akello|
|Harold on his way to victory|
|Clement Miheso former Chess Kenya Chairman|