Home Chess News All Africa Games Final Day 3

All Africa Games Final Day 3

76
SHARE

All Africa Games Final Day 3

Akello Atwoli who had a brilliant start to the event lost two games in day 3.  His first loss was to Ben Nguku and then to Jackson KamauAkello now has 2.5 points out of 6 rounds and in 7th position.

Akello Atwoli v Ben Nguku

Ben Nguku (left) and Akello Atwili in action. Ricky Sang with the Kenya flag shirt. Photo credit James Mwangi.
Ben Nguku (left) and Akello Atwili in action. Ricky Sang with the Kenya flag shirt. Photo credit James Mwangi.

Mehul Gohil of Nairobi Chess Club played well to hold the powerful Joseph Methu of KCB Club to a draw in round 5.

Mehul Gohil v Joseph Methu

Ben Nguku of KCB Club in round 6 went on to defeat Mehul in a tough encounter.

Mehul Gohil (left) in action against Ben Nguku. Photo credit James Mwangi.
Mehul Gohil (left) in action against Ben Nguku. Photo credit James Mwangi.

Ben Nguku v Mehul Gohil

Jackson Kamau is currently in the lead with 4.5 points out of 6 games.  Mehul Gohil is in second place with 4 points.  It is, however possible that there could be significant changes in the next four rounds.

Standing in the Men's section after round 6.
Standing in the Men’s section after round 6.

Naiya Gosrani on fire!

The biggest news, however was when 14-year-old Naiya Gosrani defeated former Kenya National Champion WCM Joyce Nyaruai Naiya had in round 4 defeated current Gloria Jumba who is the current Kenya National Champion.  Naiya now has 3 points out of 6 games and currently in 5th place.  She will need to keep her cool to get her slot in the team.

Naiya Gosrani v WCM Joyce Nayruai

Daphne Mwikali (left) in action against Glenda Madelta. Photo credit James Mwangi.
Daphne Mwikali (left) in action against Glenda Madelta. Photo credit James Mwangi.

Round 7 of the event continues from Friday 8th March through to 10th March 2019 at the Parklands Sports Club, Nairobi.

Standings after round 6 in the Ladies section.
Standings after round 6 in the Ladies section.

Links

Standings & Results.

All Africa Games Final Day 2 report

Amos Simiyu wins AAG Phase 2