Day 2 of the Kenya Olympiad Final Phase continued to provide high drama for spectators and fans alike.
Joseph Atwoli bagged two points to boost his chances of making it to the Olympiad squad. He defeated Ricky Sang in the morning with his swashbuckling style to grab the first win of the day.
Joseph Atwoli in action in a past event. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
Ricky Sang v Joseph Atwoli
Joseph Atwoli had to work extra hard in the second game to subdue 14 year old Robert Mcligeyo in a 74 move game.
Joseph Atwoli v Robert Mcligeyo
Mehul Gohil the 2019 Kenya National Champion had a mixed day. He lost to CM Ben Magana in the morning but defeated Martin Njoroge in the afternoon.
Mehul Gohil v Martin Njoroge
Brian Adorwa’s hopes for a maiden Olympiad appearance appear to be getting dimmer. He lost to Joseph Methu and Jackson Kamau to end up with only half a point from 4 rounds. He will need to win at least 5 out of the remaining six games to make it to the team.
Robert Mcligeyo also has half a point from 4 rounds but has gained tremendous experience by taking part in this tough event.
The 14-year-old lad is probably one of Kenya’s most talented juniors who can set his eyes on making it to the 2022 Olympiad Team.
WFM Sasha Mongeli gathered a maximum of 2 points by defeating Naiya Gosrani and Triza Mwenda.
WCM Joyce Nyaruai also collected the maximum 2 points by defeating Glenda Madelta and Cynthia Obondo.