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Kenya National Chess Championship – Day 4

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Kenya National Chess Championship – Day 4

Kenya National Chess Championship – Day 4 continues to provide high drama.

A key component of this event has been the live transmission of the top 3 boards in the Open section and top 2 in the Ladies section.  This has enabled a wide section of fans to follow the games from their laptops or phones.  Terrian Chess Academy (Terrian Chess Academy) the equipment to make this possible.

Section of the playing hall for the Kenya National Chess Championship.
Section of the playing hall for the Kenya National Chess Championship.

Gloria Jumba crowned 2018 Queen

Gloria Jumba was the the talk of the day when she was crowned Kenya National Ladies Chess Champion.  She won the title with a round to spare when she drew her round 7 game against Daphne Mwikali.

Matthew Kanegeni leads after round 8

CM Ben Magana had a lucky escape with his game against Brian AdorwaCM Ben Magana who is the defending champion got a lucky break on move 44.  See game below.

Mehul Gohil crashed to Kimingi Kimani.  See game below.

Mehul Gohil in action.
Mehul Gohil in action during the Kenya National Chess Championship – Day 4

Hot favourite Matthew Kanegeni drew an interesting game against Akello Atwoli to keep his title hopes alive.  Matthew Kanegeni is now leading with 7 points and only needs to draw his round 9 game against Joseph Methu.

Matthew Kanegeni in action.
Matthew Kanegeni in action.

Dr. Victor Nga’ni and Ben Nguku also drew during their round 8 encounter in a game that had high drama.

12 year old Odongo Lwanga in action who has a respectable 3 points out of 8 rounds.
12 year old Odongo Lwanga in action who has a respectable 3 points out of 8 rounds.

Brian Adorwa v CM Ben Magana

Kimani Kimingi v Mehul Gohil