Atwoli wins Njaanuary Chess Championship
Akello Atwoli returned to his pulsating form when he cruised to victor in the 2019 Njaanuary Rapid Fire Chess Championship.
He obtained 5.5 points the same as Joseph Methu but Akello had a better tie break. Both of them share a cash prize of KES 17,500 each.
The event which was sponsored by Chess Kenya saw 86 players battling it out for top honours.
James Panchol, Isaac Mukoko, Mehul Gohil and Jackson Kamau all tied for joint third place to share a cash prize of KES 4,500 each.
I am sure that some of the international readers on this story must be wondering why such a strange name for an event.
‘Njaa‘ in Kiswahili means ‘hunger’ It is traditionally accepted that January is a tough month considering that most people got paid before Xmas and now have school fees to fork out in January.
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