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Peter Gilruth Wins Jamhuri Cup

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Peter Gilruth won the inaugural Jamhuri Cup in grand style with a clear 4 points out of 4 rounds.

Meerabbas Afzali (Afghanistan) in action during the Jamhuri Cup.
Meerabbas Afzali (Afghanistan) in action during the Jamhuri Cup.

The event which ran during the weekend of 9th & 10th December 2017 at the Goan Gymkhana Club, Nairobi attracted a total of 8 players competing for a total prize fund of KES 10,000.

Benjamin Negru deciding which pawn to pick during the Jamhuri Cup.
Benjamin Negru deciding which pawn to pick.

This was Nairobi Chess Club’s third FIDE rated event for the year.   The first two were the 7th Capablanca Cup in May (7th Capablanca Cup) and the 59th Nairobi Chess Club Championship in September 2017 (59th Nairobi Chess Club Championship).

during the Jamhuri Cup.
Kiri Gilruth watches Ramesh Vasanth’s game.

The event was an open one but mainly catered for non-citizen players who were ineligible to participate in the Kenya National Championship which ran from 9th to 12th December 2017.

Musfig Habilov in a pensive mood in his game against Peter Gilruth during the Jamhuri Cup.
Musfig Habilov in a pensive mood in his game against Peter Gilruth.

An interesting mix of players took part in this event and included;

Peter Gilurth & Kiri Gilruth (USA), Benjamin Negru (Romania), Mushfig Habilov (Azerbaijan), Warren Pollock (Cananda), Vasanth Ramesh (India), Meerabas Afzali (Afghanistan) & Kim Bhari (Kenya).

Winner Peter Gilruth (left) and Vasanth Ramesh - Runners Up pose with their trophies during the Jamhuri Cup.
Winner Peter Gilruth (left) and Vasanth Ramesh – Runners Up pose with their trophies.

Final list of winners;

Winner – Peter Gilruth – KES 5,000 plus trophy

Runners Up – Vasanth Ramesh – KES 3,000 plus trophy

Best U1800 – Benjamin Negru – KES 1,000

Best Unrated – Warren Pollock – KES 1,000