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James Kabui Wins Epitome U21 Championship

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The Epitome Junior U21 Chess Championship took place on 21st and 22nd of April 2018 at the KCB Sports Club Ruaraka.

Poster of the event.
Poster of the event.

There event attracted a total of 40 players and included some of Kenya’s most promising youngsters.

James Kabui was crowned winner with 5.5 out of 6 points to go home with KES 10,000 (USD 100).  Lenox Mangi ended up with 5 points to grab 2nd position and go home with KES 6,000.  CM Jeff Gichuki, Timothy Mwabu, Lenny Mataiga, Lucy Wanjiru and Viraj Shah tied for jointed third place with 4.5 points to share KES 3,500.

James Kabui in action.
James Kabui in action.

Lucy Wanjiru was the top lady player.

Lucy Wanjiru in action.
Lucy Wanjiru in action.

The top juniors winners are listed below;
U11
1. Taran Moudgalya
2. Vansh Agrawal
3. Quinton Komu

U15
1. CM Jeff Gichuki
2. Timothy Mwabu
3. Viraj Shah

U19
1. Pranjal Parikh
2. Dorcus Wanjala
3. John Major

CM Jeff Gichuki being interviewed by a TV Station.
CM Jeff Gichuki being interviewed by a TV Station.