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IM Rodwell Makoto of Zimbabwe visits Kenya

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mucIM Rodwell Makoto of Zimbabwe visits Kenya

4 times Zimbabwe National Chess Champion IM Rodwell Makoto of Zimbabwe was in Nairobi recently.  The trip was sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation Africa and the Paul Allen Foundation.

4 times Zimbabwe National Champion IM Rodwell Makoto. Photo credit unknown.
4 times Zimbabwe National Champion IM Rodwell Makoto. Photo credit unknown.

IM Rodwell Makoto who resides in South Africa is the 2012 South Africa Open winner and has played for Zimbabwe for 3 Olympiads (2012, 2014 and 2016).

He flew in on 6th April 2017 to 13th April 2017 and ran several high intensity chess clinics for selected trainees.  IM Makoto also got a chance to visit some of the schools where much needed chess equipment was donated.

IM Rodwell Makoto (in blue shirt with sleeveless dark blue jacket) tries out his hand at Blitz at the famous Kenya Motor Sports Club in South C.
IM Rodwell Makoto (in blue shirt with sleeveless dark blue jacket) tries out his hand at Blitz at the famous Kenya Motor Sports Club in South C.

His visit comes soon after GM Kenny Solomon visited Kenya a few weeks ago.

New Dawn Community School gets some chess equipment. IM Rodwell Makoto in red short on the right.
New Dawn Community School gets some chess equipment. IM Rodwell Makoto in red short on the right.

Trainees from all over Kenya who benefited from this clinic included;

1. Moses Andiwoh Okuyo.
2. Erick Oyugi Ooko.
3. Jackson Ndegwa Kamau.
4. Vilembwa Shem.
5. Evelyn Gichuru Wanjiru.
6. Paul Ombui Onkeo.
7. Philip Singe Mbawala.
8. Morrel Omondi Ojwando.
9. James Mwangi Kang’aru.
10. Titus Mwangi Gichuka.
11. Maureen Njeri Kirigo.
12. Anthony Kionga Kamau.
13. Roselinda Irungu.
14. Muktar Sheikh Nur.
15. Timothy Omondi.
16. Victor Hongo Machel.
17. Boniface Kiunga Kathurima.
18. Georgina Omoke Marube.
19. Lucy Wanjiru.
20. Trevor Mulindi.
21. Josphat Owila.
22. Mark Nyairo.
23. Peter Diing.
24. Sreelatha Sathyanarayan.

Trainees pose for a photo with IM Rodwell Makoto (seated 4th from left).
Trainees pose for a photo with IM Rodwell Makoto (seated 4th from left).

The much needed training will go a long way in building capacity in Kenyan chess.

Links

GM Pontus Carlsson in Kenya.