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Githinji Hinga wins TABAN 2

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Githinji Hinga wins TABAN 2

Githinji Hinga put up a stellar performance when he won the TABAN 2 event with an emphatic score of 6/6.

The KCB Sports Club in Ruaraka was the venue for the second edition of Taban Rapid Tournament on 31st March 2019.

Trojan Chess ClubAnchor Chess Club & Black Knights Chess Club were the joint organisers of the event. The tournament was a six-round event with an impressive prize fund of KES 45,000 (USD 450) with the winner receiving KES 12,000 (USD 120).  23rd February was the date of the first edition.

Githinji Hinga in action.  Photo credit Kiplangat Ngeno.
Githinji Hinga in action. Photo credit Kiplangat Ngeno.

A total of sixty-seven players registered and participated in the tournament.

Mehul Gohil, Akello Atwoli, Michael Waliuba and George Ochieng were joint second with 5 points each.

Mehul Gohil in action.  Photo credit Kiplangat Ngeno.
Mehul Gohil in action. Photo credit Kiplangat Ngeno.

Joseph Methu, the defending champion of the first edition of the Taban Rapid tournament ended up in 8th position with 4 points.

A section of players in the event.  Photo credit Kiplangat Ngeno.
A section of players in the event. Photo credit Kiplangat Ngeno.

Prize winners

Githinji Hinga – KES 12,000
Mehul Gohil – KES 5,500
Akello Atwoli – KES 5,500
Mike Waliuba – KES 5,500
George Ochieng– KES 5,500
James Panchol – KES 1,000
Douglas Kuritto – KES 1,000
Joseph Methu – KES 1,000

Victor Hongo of Black Knights Chess Club, David Gaithu of Trojan Warriors and James Kabui from Anchor Chess Club walked away with KES 2,000 each as the best players of their teams.

Juniors

Winner Billy Njoroge.

Runners Up – Brian Mwangi.

2nd Runners Up Victor Kithinji.

Ladies

Winner- Suhana Patel

Runners Up – Neema Kahihu

2nd Runners Up – Elsie Muturi

Sponsors

John Thuo, Joseph Makori, Kimuhu Lenson and Ben Ireri were the joint sponsors.  The trophies awarded were courtesy of Sports Station.

Links

Standings & Results.

Sports Station.

Anchor Chess Club.

Black Knights Chess Club.

Story on Anchor Chess Club.