Juniors strike terror is the phrase that would describe the action last weekend during the Kenya Premier Chess League. Most teams played between 3 and four rounds at the Business Students & Services Center (BSSC), Kenyatta University.
Danwillies Muchiri of Lighthouse Chess Club was the first to strike when he checkmated veteran Collins Young (BOA Chess Club).
Danwillies Muchiri v Collins Young
Alvin Mbithi (NACHA Kings) on Sunday then defeated one of Kenya’s top players Jackson Kamau (KCB Bank).
Alvin Mbithi v Jackson Kamau
Deadly Bishops who were runner’s up in 2018 suffered a shock defeat against Nakuru Chess Club.
Mathias Ssonko of Uganda was on board 1 for Nakuru Chess Club to lead his team to a decisive 3-2 victory.
Deadly Bishops also dropped another vital point when they lost to Trojan Warriors by a score of 3-2 points.
Nairobi Chess Club who are seeking to win their maiden league title dropped a vital point when they drew against TUK.
The event has a record 27 teams. The teams are diverse and come from a broad section of corporates, universities and ordinary clubs.