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Githinji Hinga wins Rapid Fire Chess Tournament

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Githinji Hinga clinched the inaugural Rapid Fire Chess Tournament.

He did this in fine style by winning 5 games and drawing 2 games in this 7 round event.

His two draws were against Akello Atwoli and upcoming youngster Timothy Mwabu.

Poster for the event.
Poster for the event.

Karen Country Club in Karen was the venue for this event.  This club plays host to one of Kenya’s most important golfing event – Kenya Open Golf Tournament.  Website for Karen Country Club can be found here – Karen Country Club.

Peter Gilruth, Mehul Gohil & Joseph Methu were the other top players in this event.  A total of 28 players took part.

Githinji Hinga (left) receiving his prize.
Githinji Hinga (left) receiving his prize.

Githinji Hinga won a top prize of KES 8,000 (USD 80) while the total cash prize fund was KES 20,000 (USD 200).

Final standing.
Final standing.

The event was organised by Nairobi Chess Academy & Club (Nairobi Chess Academy).

Photo from the event.
Photo from the event.