What does a chess club do when a major supporter of the club comes visiting? Well it is simple. Host a Blitz tournament!
That is what exactly Nairobi Chess Club did when long time supporter Aslam Adam was in Nairobi visiting from London last week.
The impromptu tournament attracted 14 players who were competing for a top prize of a KES 3,000 Nakumatt gift voucher.
Action on the board was intense but what was more memorable was catching up with Aslam Adam during the afternoon.
Aslam Adam has represented Kenya in four Olympiads before he emigrated to England in the early 1980’s. He has played in the following Olympiads – Tripoli (1976), Malta (1980), Lucerne (1982) and Dubai (1986).
Aslam Adam has over the years supported the club by sponsoring events and donating chess equipment.
Peter Gilruth scooped the top prize with a clean 8/8 to go home with the KES 3,000 Nakumatt gift voucher.