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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).

Juniors striking terror! Danwillies Muchiri of Lighthouse Chess Club in action.
Juniors striking terror! Danwillies Muchiri of Lighthouse Chess Club in action.

Danwillies Muchiri v Collins Young

Alvin Mbithi (NACHA Kings) on Sunday then defeated one of Kenya’s top players Jackson Kamau (KCB Bank).

Rising star Alvin Mbithi seen here at the Masaku Open Chess Tournament. Photo credit Anthony Kionga.
Rising star Alvin Mbithi seen here at the Masaku Open Chess Tournament. Photo credit Anthony Kionga.

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.

The playing hall.
The playing hall.

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.

Nairobi Chess Club in action.
Nairobi Chess Club in action.

The event has a record 27 teams. The teams are diverse and come from a broad section of corporates, universities and ordinary clubs.

Links

Standings & Results Kenya Premier Chess League.

Report on round 1 – 4 of Kenya Premier Chess League.