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Ricky Sang wins 4th Le Pelley Cup

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Ricky Sang wins 4th Le Pelley Cup

Ricky Sang of KCB Bank clinched the 4th edition of prestigious Le Pelley Cup.

Poster of the event.
Poster of the event.

Goan Gymkhana Club was the venue for this event and which ran from 23rd to 24th February 2019.

The event saw eight players battling it out over four tough rounds with two-hour time controls.

The playing hall.
The playing hall.

The average rating of the event was an impressive 1726 with Ricky Sang scoring 4 points out of 4 rounds.

Ricky Sang went home with KES 7,000 (USD 70) for his efforts.

Ricky Sang in action.
Ricky Sang in action.

Two times defending champion James Panchol ended up in joint 3rd position with 2 points.

Charles Lwanga who is the current Capablanca Cup Champion missed a clear win in his game against James Panchol.

James Panchol v Charles Lwanga

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Ernest Otanga v Mushfig Habilov

Chairman of Nairobi Chess Club Kim Bhari (left) presents Ricky Sang with the winner's shield.
Chairman of Nairobi Chess Club Kim Bhari (left) presents Ricky Sang with the winner’s shield.

Ricky Sang v James Panchol

Section B – Le Pelley Cup

The top 8 players were put in the main section A while the rest were included in the Section B of the Le Pelley Cup.

Section B had a total of 12 players. Jay Naker who was unrated was the surprise winner with 3 out of 4 points. Joseph Keongo & Meerabbas Afzali also obtained 3 points, but they had a lower tie break. The three of them shared a cash prize of KES 6,500.

Jay Naker the winner of Section B in the 4th Le Pelley Cup.
Jay Naker the winner of Section B in the 4th Le Pelley Cup.

Nairobi Chess Club has now hosted a record13 FIDE rated events over the past four years.

Duke Micheka, Robert Mcligeyo, Morell, Charles Lwanga, Ricky Sang, Meerabbas Afzali & Vasanth Ramesh. Kneeling in front from left Jay Naker, Kim Bhari & Mushfig Habilov.
Players pose for a photo at the end. Standing from left Ernest Otanga, Duke Michieka, Robert Mcligeyo, Morell Omondi, Charles Lwanga, Ricky Sang, Meerabbas Afzali & and Vasanth Ramesh. Kneeling in front from left Jay Naker, Kim Bhari & Mushfig Habilov.

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Standings & Results.

4th Le Pelley Cup Games

James Panchol wins 3rd Le Pelley Cup.

James Panchol wins 2nd Le Pelley Cup.

Players get ready for inaugural Le Pelley Cup.