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Nairobi Chess Club suffers major set back

Nairobi Chess Club suffered a significant set back during the ongoing Kenya Premier Chess League.

They dropped vital points when they lost to Deadly Bishops and Nairobi Chess Academy last week.

Nairobi Chess Club with their distinctive blue uniforms. From left Peter Gilruth, Roberto Viluella, Maxwell Juma and Glenda Madelta. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Nairobi Chess Club with their distinctive blue uniforms. From left Peter Gilruth, Roberto Viluella, Maxwell Juma and Glenda Madelta. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Nairobi Chess Club defeated Prox Chess House 4-1 on Saturday morning before losing to Deadly Bishops in the afternoon.

Nairobi Chess Club v Prox Chess House results.
Nairobi Chess Club v Prox Chess House results.

Deadly Bishops 3½:1½ Nairobi Chess Club

Hinga, Githinji ½ – ½ Gilruth, Peter.
Walela, Austin 0 – 1 Gohil, Mehul.
Mony, Jacktone 1 – 0 Villuela, Roberto.
Kuritto, Douglas 1 – 0 Juma, Maxwell.
WCM Wanjiru, Lucy 1 – 0 Madelta, Glenda.

Nairobi Chess Club then dismissed Eastlands Chess Club with an impressive 5-0 victory.

Eastlands Chess Club 0 : 5 Nairobi Chess Club

Gisore, Daniel – – + Gilruth, Peter.
Omuya, Shadrack 0 – 1 Gohil, Mehul.
Edwin, Odhiambo 0 – 1 Villuela, Roberto.
Dominic, Carlos Kiema 0 – 1 Juma, Maxwell.
Dinah, Ngina Maweu 0 – 1 Parikh, Nikita Ameetkumar.

Nairobi Chess Academy & Club 3½:1½ Nairobi Chess Club

Shafat, Abdi Nasir Mohamed 1 – 0 Gohil, Mehul.
Otieno, George Ochieng 0 – 1 CM Ramesh, Vasanth.
Miskin, Mohamed Abdi 1 – 0 Juma, Maxwell.
Akhanyinya, Bryan Toboso 1 – 0 Simons, Willy.
Ogaga, Nicole Shamira ½ – ½ Parikh, Nikita Ameetkumar.

Equity Chess Club crushed by Anchor Chess Club

Equity Chess Club also suffered a major set-back when they lost to Anchor Chess Club.

Anchor Chess Club 3 : 2 Equity Chess Club

Akabo, Mike 1 – 0 Kanegeni, Matthew Kamau.
Nyaga, James Kabui 0 – 1 Panchol, James Madol.
Kimani, Kimingi 1 – 0 Andiwoh, Moses.
Wangombe, Mugi 1 – 0 Adorwa, Brian Kadenge.
Kimwere, Annete 0 – 1 Mwikali, Daphne.

The grand playing hall. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
The grand playing hall. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

The venue of the matches was the historic City Hall along City Hall Way in downtown Nairobi.  The dates were 18th and 19th May 2019.

The plaque at City Hall.
The plaque at City Hall.

Standings

Nairobi Chess Club has now played ten matches out of 26 matches. They have unfortunately now lost two matches and drawn one leaving them in 9th position with 22 match points.

KCB Chess Club are in cruise control as they head the table with 39 match points. They remain unbeaten in their 13 matches.

Deadly Bishops are hot on their heels with 26 points out of 14 rounds.

Links

Standings & Results of 2019 Kenya Premier Chess League.

2019 Kenya Premier Chess League.

Equity Bank win 2018 Kenya League title.

Equity Bank win 2017 Kenya League title.