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Team Kenya is poised to collect a number of medals during the ongoing 2017 Africa Schools Individuals Chess Championship that runs from 19th to 28th August 2017 at the Rainbow Towers in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Both Reeyan Gosrani and Abinesh Sudalaimut lead with 4.5 out of 5 rounds in the Boys U11and Boys U7 respectively.

Reeyan Gosrani gets a hug from dad Deep Gosrani. Photo credit Satish Deshpande.

Jeff Gichuki is in 2nd place with 4 points out of 5 rounds in the Boys U13 category while Janvi Shah leads with 3.5 points after 5 rounds in the Girls U7.

Jeff Gichuki (left) in action. Photo credit Satish Deshpande.

Team Kenya even got a chance to meet up with the Kenya’s High Commissioner to Zimbabwe Her Excellency Lucy Chelimo.

Photo credit Satish Deshpande.
Team Kenya with Her Excellency Lucy Chelimo (with kitenge outfit) who is the Kenya’s High Commissioner to Zimbabwe. Photo credit Satish Deshpande.

The event has 177 players from 10 African federations including Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Seychelles, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Zambia.

Sumit Deshpande (right) in action. Photo credit Satish Deshpande.
Sunil Subramaniam (left) in action. Photo credit Satish Deshpande.
The powers behind the event. From left to right Michel Nguele (President Zone 4.4), Kezie Msukwa (President Zone 4.3), Samir Zedari (President Zone 4.1), Lewis Ncube (Africa Chess Confederation President), Kirsan Ilyumzhinov (FIDE President) Dr. Hesham Elgendy (President Egyptian Chess Federation), Vianney Luggya (President Zone 4.2 & Deputy President Africa Chess Confederation) and Stephen Kisuze (Treasurer Africa Chess Confederation).
Venue for the event Rainbow Towers in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo credit Satish Deshpande.
Lobby of the Rainbow Towers in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo credit Satish Deshpande.
Typical street in downtown Harare. Photo credit Satish Deshpande.
Summary results for Team Kenya.