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All Africa Games Finals – Day 2 Report

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All Africa Games Finals – Day 1 & 2 Report

The All Africa Games Finals will go down as the toughest Kenyan chess tournament in recent memory. The event had an average rating of 1942 in the Open section and 1435 in the Ladies section.

The event continues to provide exciting drama on the boards.

Section of the playing hall All Africa Games Finals. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.
Section of the playing hall of the All Africa Games Finals. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.

Open Seciton

Akello Atwoli of Stima Chess Club seemed to be a player who came from the Romantic era. He swiftly demolished Amos Simiyu and Philip Singe in games that lasted under 20 moves!

Amos Simiyu v Akello Atwoli

Akello Atwoli v Philipe Singe

CM Ben Magana’s loss to teammate Ricky Sang illustrated once again that this was a tournament where friendship does not matter.

Ricky Sang v CM Ben Magana

CM Ben Magana in action. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.
CM Ben Magana in action. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.

Mehul Gohil v Dr Victor Ng’ani

Mehul Gohil kept a level head with a draw against Ricky Sang in round one. Gohil then dismantled current National Champion Dr Victor Ng’ani in an epic 80 move encounter.

Mehul Gohil sporting the AAG sports attire. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.
Mehul Gohil sporting the AAG sports attire. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.

CM Aguda Lwanga the 12 year in the event was the sensation of day two. He held Ricky Sang to a 131 move draw which lasted 4 hours.

CM Aguda Lwanga - Kenya's 12 year old sensation. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.
CM Aguda Lwanga – Kenya’s 12 year old sensation. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.

Dr Victor Ng’ani faced CM Aguda Lwanga in the next round. The morning game had drained CM Aguda Lwanga when he faced Dr Ng’ani. He capitulated in 26 moves against a fierce attack from Dr Ng’ani.

Dr Victor Ng’ani v Aguda Lwanga

Ladies Section

There was more drama in the Ladies Section. Upcoming younger Naiya Gosrani defeated Gloria Jumba who is the current National Ladies Champion! Naiya Gosrani can now be proud of her achievements. She has beaten two National Ladies Champions in the past three months. She defeated WCM Joyce Nyaruai in the Nationals in December 2018.

Charming ladies from Kenya WFM Sasha Mongeli (left) & Daphne Mwikali. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.
Charming ladies from Kenya WFM Sasha Mongeli (left) & Daphne Mwikali. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.

Gloria Jumba v Naiya Gosrani

Charming ladies from Kenya Ann Kungu (left) & WCM Joyce Nyaruai. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.
Charming ladies from Kenya Ann Kungu (left) & WCM Joyce Nyaruai. Photo credit FA James Mwangi.

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Standings & Results.

Amos Simiyu wins AAG Phase 2