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FM Harold Wanyama wins Kisumu Dala Championship

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FM Harold Wanyama wins Kisumu Dala Championship

FM Harold Wanyama of Uganda won the inaugural Kisumu Dala Chess Championship last weekend. He cruised to a comfortable win with 5.5 points out of 6 rounds. The winner walked home with a cash prize of KES 20,000 (USD 200).

FM Harold Wanyama in action during the 2019 Kenya Open. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
FM Harold Wanyama in action during the 2019 Kenya Open. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Andrew Mumia & CM Ben Magana were in joint second with 5 points each. They shared equally a cash prize fund of KES 25,000.

Steve Okeyo & Samuel Were of Uganda were in joint third with 4.5 points. They shared equally a cash prize of KES 7,500.

Patrick Wayodi v FM Harold Wanyama

Poster for the event.
Poster for the event.

WCM Joyce Nyaruai was the best lady with 3.5 points. She won a cash prize of KES 5,000. WCM Sasha Mongeli was the second best-placed lady, and she went home with a cash prize of KES 2,500.

Jeff Onyango and Nicholas Orando were the best placed unrated players.

Clement Miheso who is a former Chairman of Kenya Chess Association seen in action.
Clement Miheso who is a former Chairman of Kenya Chess Association seen in action.
CM Ben Magana v Hugh Misiko Okonga

The event attracted 32 players, including six players from Uganda. It gave players in the region a fantastic chance to participate in a FIDE rated event.

Terrian Chess Academy & Winnie Thitu were the joint organisers of this FIDE rated event.

The charming Joy Treza in action.
The charming Joy Treza in action.
FM Harold Wanyama v Evans Sinoya

Section of the playing hall. Andrew Owili (with white/blue shirt) of Victoria Chess Club in action.
Section of the playing hall. Andrew Owili (with white/blue shirt) of Victoria Chess Club in action.

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Standings & Results of 2019 Kisumu Dala Chess Championship.

CM Ben Magana wins Dala Rapids Chess Tournament.