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Sajid Nurmohamed lifts MCA Chess Crown

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Sajid Nurmohamed lifts MCA Chess Crown

Sajid Nurmohamed won the inaugural Mombasa Chess Academy Open Tournament last weekend.

Poster of the event.
Poster of the event.

He was unbeaten and obtained 5.5 points out of 6 rounds. James Kabui also earned 5.5 points but had a lower tie-break.

Both Sajid Nurmohamed and James Kabui shared the top 2 prizes of KES 15,000 (USD 150).

James Kabui (left) takes on Sajid Nurmohamed in a game that ended in draw.
James Kabui (left) takes on Sajid Nurmohamed in a game that ended in draw.

 Sajid Nurmohamed v James Kabui

Hillary Sagwe (left) takes on Trevor Mulindi during the event.
Hillary Sagwe (left) takes on Trevor Mulindi during the event.

James Kabui v Trevor Mulindi

Junior Section

The event had two separate sections. The Open section had 26 players while the Junior section had 14 players.

Ethan Maina was the clear winner of the event with 6 points. Adiel Kipkorir was second with 5 points. Eliana Maina and Sam Lawrence were in joint third with 4 points each.

Participants of the Junior section pose with their certificates.
Participants of the Junior section pose with their certificates.

Mombasa Chess Academy (MCA)

MCA was set up in May 2017 to offer structured chess training to junior players in Mombasa, and it’s environs.

The training sessions commence on Saturday from 3 pm at Links Plaza, Links Road. Training resumes on Sunday from 9:30 am at Cafe Mocha next to Nyali Cinemas and 2 pm at YWCA.

Links

Standings & Results of MCA Chess Tournament.

CM Ben Magana wins 2018 Mombasa Open.