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Jamhuri Cup Chess Tournament

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Details of the 2nd Jamhuri Cup Chess Tournament have been released by Nairobi Chess Club.

Poster for the Jamhuri Cup.
Poster for the Jamhuri Cup.

The event runs over the weekend of 8th & 9th December 2018 over 4 rounds and limited to only 16 players.  The time control will be 2 hours to complete the game.  This slower time control is expected to produce some high quality games.

The defending champion is Peter Gilruth who has confirmed that he is coming to defend his title.

You can find out more about the 1st edition of the Jamhuri Cup here – Peter Gilruth wins 2017 Jamhuri Cup.

Winner Peter Gilruth (left) and Vasanth Ramesh – Runners Up pose with their trophies
Winner Peter Gilruth (left) and Vasanth Ramesh – Runners Up pose with their trophies

This event is held to celebrate Kenya’s independence day from Britain which took place on 12th December 1963.  Kenyans celebrate 12th of December as ‘Jamhuri Day‘.

This event will offer a welcome alternative to those players who cannot take part in the Kenya National Championship which is set to run from 12th to 16th December 2018 at the Parkland’s Sports Club.  Participation in the Kenya National Championship is limited to Kenyan citizens only and is run over 5 days.

Poster for the Kenya National Championship.
Poster for the Kenya National Championship.