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Kam Pharmacy Senior (+40) Rapid Chess Championship

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Chess players in Nairobi are eagerly waiting for a novel chess tournament that is set for 17th April 2016 at the Oshwal Sports Complex, Parklands, Nairobi.

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Poster for the event.

This event is open to all those above 40 years and is expected to attract a large crowd of players.  Leading the pack will be some elite players like Peter Gilruth, Larry Kagambi and John Mukabi.  All these 3 players have represented Kenya at number of Olympiad events and expect to give the pretenders to the throne a tough time.

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Peter Gilruth a key contender for the title.

The brain child of this event is keen chess player Karim Rahemtulla of Kam Pharmacy.

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Chess aficionado Karim Rahemtulla (right) during the Festival of Friend 2015 edition at Oshwal Complex.

The details of this event are shown below and the registration site is here – Kam Pharmacy Registration Form.

Eligibility: Players born on or before 17 April 1976
Classification: FIDE rated (Rapid)
Section: Open (first 50 players to register)
Format: 6 rounds Swiss System
Time Control: 25 mins per player per game

Entry Fee + KES 27 via M-PESA to 0724 544 953 (Paras Gudka) :

  • Before 1st April: KES 750
  • On or after 1st April: KES 950

Registration Deadline: 8 pm on Friday, 15 April 2016 (no entries after this).

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The prize fund is an attractive KES 31,000 (or USD 310).
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Veteran John Mukabi who has been to 7 Chess Olympiads.
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Kim Bhari (left) and another key +40 player Larry Kagambi. (Photo credit Bhavani Shankar)

The tournament organiser will be chess entrepreneur Paras Gudka of Paras Gudka on Chess website.