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The Kenya Olympiad Final Phase – Day 2

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The Kenya Olympiad Final Phase – Day 2

Day 2 of the Kenya Olympiad Final Phase continued to provide high drama for spectators and fans alike.

Open Section

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.

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

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.

CM Ben Magana. Photo credit James Mwangi.
CM Ben Magana. Photo credit James Mwangi.

Mehul Gohil v Martin Njoroge

Brian Adorwa

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

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.

Results of Day 1 and 2 for the Kenya Olympiad Final Phase - Open Section.
Results of Day 1 and 2 for the Kenya Olympiad Final Phase -Open Section.

Ladies section

WFM Sasha Mongeli gathered a maximum of 2 points by defeating Naiya Gosrani and Triza Mwenda.

WFM Sasha Mongeli (left) and Daphne Mwikali. Photo credit James Mwangi.
WFM Sasha Mongeli (left) and Daphne Mwikali. Photo credit James Mwangi.

WCM Joyce Nyaruai also collected the maximum 2 points by defeating Glenda Madelta and Cynthia Obondo.

Results of Day 1 and 2 for the Kenya Olympiad Final Phase - Ladies Section.
Results of Day 1 and 2 for the Kenya Olympiad Final Phase – Ladies Section.

Links

Results & Standings of Kenya Olympiad Final Phase.

Open Section games from Day 1 and 2.

Ladies Section games from Day 1 and 2.

Final Phase Qualifiers Rules & Regulations.