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Joseph Methu now leads Kenya Open

Joseph Methu grabbed the lead during day 3 of the ongoing 2019 Kenya Open. Methu defeated Larry Kagambi in round 5 and Joseph Atwoli in round 6. He now has 5.5 points out of 6 games.

Joseph Methu seen here in the 2017 Capablanca Cup.  Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Joseph Methu seen here in the 2017 Capablanca Cup. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Joseph Mehtu v Joseph Atwoli

Brian Adorwa is hot on Joseph Mehtu’s heels with the same 5.5 points but with a lower tie-break.

FM Harold Wanyama had a tough day. He defeated upcoming youngster Elvis Likoko in round 5 but blundered into a mate in round 6 against Joseph Panchol.

James Panchol v FM Harold Wanyama

FM Harold Wanyama who was the highest ranked player at 2318 in the event is now lying in 16th position with 4 points.

FM Harold Wanyama not having a good tournament! Photo credit www.sportpicha.com.
FM Harold Wanyama not having a good tournament! Photo credit www.sportpicha.com.

Amos Simiyu who was leading at the end of day 2 seems to have lost steam. He crashed to two consecutive defeats against Brian Adorwa and Ben NgukuAmos Simiyu now has only 4 points and lying in 11th position.

Ben Nguku v Amos Simiyu

Collins Young v CM John Mukabi

The star of the day was, however, was in the Ladies section. WCM Joyce Nyaruai has won the Ladies section with a round to space. Her powerful performance means that she has 6 points out of 6 rounds while her closest rival has only 4 points.

WCM Joyce Nyaruai on her way to victory in the 2019 Kenya Open. Photo credit www.sportpicha.com
WCM Joyce Nyaruai on her way to victory in the 2019 Kenya Open. Photo credit www.sportpicha.com

Links

Standings & Results of the 2019 Kenya Open.

2019 Kenya Open Day 1 Report.

2019 Kenya Open Day 2 Report.

FM Harold Wanyama wins 2018 Kenya Open.