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Vasanth Ramesh & Reeyan Gosrani Win FoF Event

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Vasanth Ramesh cruised to an easy victory in the 5th edition of the Festival of Friendship Games (FoF) chess tournament held at the Goan Gymkhana Club in Nairobi on 19th November 2017.

Vasanth Ramesh in action.
Vasanth Ramesh in action.

The 5 round event attracted a total of 33 players in the Open section with Vasanth Ramesh getting a perfect 5 points.  In second place was Subham Rai who got 4.5 points.

Subham Rai in action.
Subham Rai in action.

The U14 Section attracted a total of 26 players and the winner was Reeyan Gosrani with another perfect 5 points.  In second place was Harshil Gudhka with 4.5 points.

Section of the crowd.
Section of the crowd.

Festival of Friendship Games brings various communities together to compete in various sporting events like football, tennis etc.

Nazir Lone in action and who represented Kenya in the Against Chess Olympiad held in 1976 in Tripoli. The 22nd Olympiad was awarded to Haifa, Israel and a number of countries boycotted that Olympiad. Libya then organised the Against Chess Olympiad which ran from 24th October to 15th November 1976.
Nazir Lone in action and who represented Kenya in the Against Chess Olympiad held in 1976 in Tripoli. The 22nd Olympiad was awarded to Haifa, Israel and a number of countries boycotted that Olympiad. Libya then organised the Against Chess Olympiad which ran from 24th October to 15th November 1976.

A total of 33 players took part in the Open and 25 in the U14 group.  The 2015 edition attracted only 11 players in the Open and 27 in the U14.

Reeyan Gosrani receives his trophy from Festival of Friendship founder Aneez Rahemtulla.
Reeyan Gosrani receives his trophy from Festival of Friendship founder Aneez Rahemtulla.
Harshil Gudhka in action.
Harshil Gudhka in action.
Poster for the Festival of Friendship event.
Poster for the Festival of Friendship event.

Final rankings can be found on – 2017 Festival of Friendship Chess-Results.

 

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