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Report on Round 4 – Batumi Olympiad

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Round 4 – Kenya v Malta – Open Section

Malta - Kenya match.
Malta – Kenya match.

Team Kenya in round 4 seemed to be on the roll in in Batumi.

After defeating Ethiopia 2.5 to 1.5 in round 3, Kenya defeated Malta by a similar score in the next round.

Both CM Ben Magana & Dr Victor Ngani won their games while Philip Singe drew his to give Kenya victory.

Team Captain FM Steve Ouma keeps a close watch on his team with Kim Bhari.
Team Captain FM Steve Ouma keeps a close watch on his team with Kim Bhari.
Poster of the 1980 Olympiad.
Poster of the 1980 Olympiad.

An interesting fact about Malta.

Malta hosted the 24th Chess Olympiad which ran from 20th November to 6th December 1990.

Did you also know that Saif Kanani of Kenya won a Silver medal on Board 1?  We will bring some exclusive stories later about this achievement together with some never published before photos.

Kenya v Senegal – Ladies Section

Lucy Wanjiru getting ready for round 4.
Lucy Wanjiru getting ready for round 4.

The Kenyan ladies whitewashed Senegal with a clean 4-0 victory!

The Senegal Ladies Team were making their maiden Olympic appearance.  They have so far lost all their matches and have only 2 game points after 4 rounds.

Lucy Wanjiru led the way with a swift win in 17 moves.

Standing from left - Team Captain Moses Andiwoh, Maria Rehema who is an arbiter, Joyce Nyaruai. Sitting from left Sasha Mongeli & Daphne Mwikali.
Standing from left – Team Captain Moses Andiwoh, Maria Rehema who is an arbiter, Joyce Nyaruai. Sitting from left Sasha Mongeli & Daphne Mwikali.

For more photos from Round 4 please visit – 2018 Batumi Olympiad Day 4 photos by Kim Bhari.

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