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2019 Kenya National Chess Championship Day 3

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2019 Kenya National Chess Championship Day 3

Day 3 of the 2019 Kenya National Chess Championship continued to provide high drama.

The most exciting clash was between  CM Ben Magana who faced Ben Nguku on board 1 in round 5.

CM Ben Magana versus Ben Nguku

Joseph Methu defeated veteran CM John Mukabi in a short game on board 2.

Joseph Methu versus CM John Mukabi

Nathan Ateka who came out of retirement demolished Ricky Sang on board 3.

Ricky Sang versus Nathan Ateka

Mehul Gohil overcame Brian Adorwa on board 4.

Defending Champion Dr Victor Ng’ani succumbed to upcoming youngster Martin Njoroge on board 5.

Dr Victor Ng’ani versus Martin Njoroge

Rodger’s Adai on board 9 defeated rising start James Kibiui.

Open Round 6

Round 6 saw a few more intense games.

Ben Nguku handed Kenya’s number 1 player Joseph Methu a rare defeat on Kenyan soil.

Mehul Gohil played well to overcome Matthew Kanegeni.

Mehul Gohil versus Matthew Kanegeni

Martin Njoroge who is playing well in the event held veteran Nathan Ateka to a draw.

CM Ben Magana lost his second game of the day to Lawrence Kagambi on board 4.

Lawrence Kagambi in action during the 2019 Kenya National Chess Championship. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Lawrence Kagambi in action during the 2019 Kenya National Chess Championship. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Dr Victor Ng’ani defeated Joseph Maigua on board 9.

Ladies

Easter Awinja continued with a winning streak by overcoming 14 year old Naiya Gosrani in round 5.

Easter Awinja in action during round 4 of the 2019 Kenya National Chess Championship. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Easter Awinja in action during round 4 of the 2019 Kenya National Chess Championship. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

WCM Joyce Nyaruai on the other hand defeated WFM Sasha Mongeli on board 2.

WCM Joyce Nyaruai in action during round 4 of the 2019 Kenya National Chess Championship. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
WCM Joyce Nyaruai in action during round 4 of the 2019 Kenya National Chess Championship. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

WFM Sasha Mongeli stopped the ‘Awinja Express‘ when she defeated Easter Awinja in round 6. It was Easter’s first defeat in the tournament.

WCM Lucy Wanjiru defeated Vivian Muthoni in round 6.

WCM Lucy Wanjiru in action during round 4 of the 2019 Kenya National Chess Championship. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
WCM Lucy Wanjiru in action during round 4 of the 2019 Kenya National Chess Championship. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Round 6 and 7 will be played on Saturday with the final round on Sunday 15th December 2019.  Riara Spring’s School in Imara Daima, Nairobi is the venue for the event.

Links

Standings & Results of the 2019 Kenya National

Championship.PGNs of round 1 to round 6.

2019 Kenya National Chess Championship -Rules & Regulations.

Joseph Methu wins 2019 Kenya Open.

Video of Closing Ceremony 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship.

Day 4 – 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship

Day 3 – 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship

2018 Kenya National Chess Championship standings and results.

Day 2 – 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship

Day 1 – 2018 Kenya National Chess Championship