Round 4 – Kenya v Malta – Open Section
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.
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
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.
For more photos from Round 4 please visit – 2018 Batumi Olympiad Day 4 photos by Kim Bhari.