Equity Bank Kenya Ltd win Corporate Online Chess Championship
Equity Bank Kenya Ltd emerged as the clear winner in the inaugural Corporate Chess Championship which took place on 13th February 2021. The event attracted four teams from across the country.
The tournament took place online Tornelo Chess Platform with six rounds.
1. Equity Bank Kenya Ltd – 15.5 points.
2. ABC Bank – 10 points.
3. British American Tobacco – 8.5 points.
4. Dubai Investment Bank – 6 points.
The event organisers were Chess Kenya.
Players from Dubai Investment Bank taking part in the event. Photo credit Benard Wanjala.
FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship
While the Kenyan edition had only four teams, the FIDE Online World Corporate Chess Championship, on the other hand, has a staggering 284 teams taking part!
The event will run from 19th to 21st February 2021 with 1,467 players from 78 countries taking part.
Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion, will defend the first board for Kindred Group (which encompasses Unibet, the company that sponsors him). Anish Giri will play for Optiver, a Dutch trading firm that has supported him during the past five years of his career.
Companies are allowed to have just one invited player for the event.
A total, 204 titled players will take part in the competition, including 36 Grandmasters.
(part of this article have been extracted from the FIDE website).