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2017 KAM Pharmacy Rapid Chess Championship

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Chess players are eagerly waiting for the 2nd edition of the KAM Pharmacy Rapid Chess Championship which takes place this weekend.

Poster of the event.

Over 27 prizes are on offer and which is expected to attract a huge crowd of chess enthusiasts.

The 5 round event with 25 minutes plus 10 seconds will see all players competing in one group rather than separate groups.

Chess aficionado Karim Rahemtulla (right) during the Festival of Friend 2015 edition at Oshwal Complex. Karim is a director of KAM Pharmacy.

The Defending Champion Peter Gilruth is expected to play in a bid to retain the title.

Peter Gilruth (2nd from left) winner of the 2016 edition poses with his team mates from Nairobi Chess Club. From left Willy Simons, Peter Gilruth, Mushfig Habilov (Misha) and Kim Bhari.

The 2016 ranking list is shown below;

2016 Final ranking.

The prizes on offer are shown below;

Overall

  • First Place – Trophy + KES 5,000
  • Second Place – Trophy + KES 4,000
  • Third Place – Trophy + KES 3,000

Over 40 (Players aged 41 and above)

  • First Place – Trophy + KES 3,000
  • Second Place – Trophy + KES 2,500
  • Third Place – Trophy + KES 2,000
  • Best Lady – Trophy + KES 1,500

Under 40 (Players aged 19 to 40)

  • First Place – Trophy + KES 3,000
  • Second Place – Trophy + KES 2,500
  • Third Place – Trophy + KES 2,000
  • Best Lady – Trophy + KES 1,500

Under 18 (Players aged 15 to 18)

  • First Place – Gold medal
  • Second Place – Silver medal
  • Third Place – Bronze medal
  • Best Girl – Trophy

Under 14 (Players aged 13 to 14)

  • First Place – Gold medal
  • Second Place – Silver medal
  • Third Place – Bronze medal
  • Best Girl – Trophy

Under 12 (Players aged 11 to 12)

  • First Place – Gold medal
  • Second Place – Silver medal
  • Third Place – Bronze medal
  • Best Girl – Trophy

Under 10 (Players aged 10 and below)

  • First Place – Gold medal
  • Second Place – Silver medal
  • Third Place – Bronze medal
  • Best Girl – Trophy