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James Panchol wins 2nd Le Pelley Cup


James Panchol of South Sudan last Saturday lifted his 3rd consecutive trophy when he cruised to a comfortable win with a perfect 5/5 during the 2nd Le Pelley Cup held on 21st January 2017 at the Goan Gymkhana Club, Nairobi.

James Panchol in action.

James went home with a KES 5,000 (USD 50) gift voucher from Nakumatt for his efforts.  In 2nd place was another South Sudan national Peter Diing who obtained 4.5/5 to go home with a KES 2,000 Nakumatt gift Voucher.

Moses Andiwoh (left) battles Mehul Gohil.

The top player U14 was Vyom Kunjal Shah with 3/5 and he won a KES 1,000 Nakumatt gift voucher.

Veteran players Hussein Shamte in action.

This event attracted a total of 44 players which is held in honour of the late Mr Peter Le Pelley who was a chairman of Nairobi Chess Club.  Mr Le Pelley was a keen chess player who took part in several chess events in his days.

More on Peter Le Pelley can be found on 1st Peter Le Pelley Cup.

The playing hall.

Stories on James Panchol’s recent victories can be found on the following pages;

James Panchol wins Utawala Rapids and James Panchol wins Rift Valley Open.

Extract of final standing.