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Mehul Gohil aka ‘Gorilla’ wins The Ultimate Terrian Chess Challenge

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Mehul Gohil aka ‘Gorilla’ wins The Ultimate Terrian Chess Challenge

Mehul Gohil aka ‘Gorilla‘ retained his bragging rights after winning The Ultimate Terrian Chess Challenge last month against the formidable Ben Nguku Namale.

The Ultimate Terrian Challenge lived up to it’s the expectation with some explosive games in an event at the plush Trademark Hotel in Nairobi.

The event was a four rounds classical event, followed by four blitz games in the case of a tie.  It took place on 19th and 20th December 2020.

Mehul Gohil aka 'Gorilla' in action during he Ultimate Terrian Chess Challenge. Photo credit Allan Victor Rongoey.
Mehul Gohil aka ‘Gorilla’ in action during he Ultimate Terrian Chess Challenge. Photo credit Allan Victor Rongoey.

The classical section ended in a draw with each player winning one and drawing the other game. Mehul Gohil aka ‘Gorilla’ lost in round one but recovered in round two. The player then drew Game 3 and 4.

Mehul Gohil later triumphed in the blitz section with 2.5-1.5.

Mehul Gohil v Ben Nguku Namale – Game 1

Game 1 was perhaps the most thrilling one to watch. Mehul Gohil aka ‘Gorilla’ built up a superior position only to blow it all away during the game. Ben Nguku was to later spin a beautiful mating web with his Rook, Bishop and Knight.

Ben Nguku Namale' in action during he Ultimate Terrian Chess Challenge. Photo credit Allan Victor Rongoey.
Ben Nguku Namale’ in action during he Ultimate Terrian Chess Challenge. Photo credit Allan Victor Rongoey.

Ben Nguku Namale v Mehul Gohil – Game 2

Mehul Gohil v Ben Nguku Namale – Game 3

Mehul Gohil takes on Ben Nguku in The Ultimate Terrian Chess Challenge while IA Duke Michieka looks on. Photo credit IA Duke Michieka.
Mehul Gohil takes on Ben Nguku in The Ultimate Terrian Chess Challenge while IA Duke Michieka looks on. Photo credit IA Duke Michieka.

The Terrian Invitational Rapid Challenge

Terrian Chess Africa has two attractive events coming up in March 2021. The Terrian Invitational Rapid Challenge will see the top 12 players take part in a rapid speed chess event. A separate section for ladies will take place at the same time.

The Terrian Invitational Rapid Challenge for Men.
The Terrian Invitational Rapid Challenge for Men.
The Terrian Invitational Rapid Challenge for Women.
The Terrian Invitational Rapid Challenge for Women.

Links

Interview with Kenya Chess Champion Mehul Gohil aka ‘Gorilla’.

Mehul Gohil & WCM Lucy Wanjiru Crowned Kenya National Champions.

James Panchol wins the Ultimate Terrian Rapid Chess Tournament.

1st Terrian Chess Academy Invitational Chess Tournament.