Home Chess News 2022 Kenya Open – Day 3 Report

2022 Kenya Open – Day 3 Report

238
SHARE

2022 Kenya Open – Day 3 Report

Day 3 of the 2022 Kenya Open saw more thrilling action with Mehul Gohil using the French Defense to crush FM Harold Wanyama of Uganda in round five. FM Haruna Nsubuga in round six then overcame Mehul Gohil to avenge his compatriot’s loss.

FM Harold Wanyama v Mehul Gohil

CM Ban Magana who is carrying Kenya's hopes in the 2022 Kenya Open.
CM Ban Magana who is carrying Kenya’s hopes in the 2022 Kenya Open.

CM Ben Magana managed to overcome a stubborn Brian Irungu, while on the other hand FM Patrick Kawuma of Uganda defeated compatriot Emmanuel Mukose.

Brian Irungu v CM Ben Magana

2019 Kenya Open Champion Joseph Methu played well to draw against Emmanuel Egesa and FM Patrick Kawuma in rounds five and six.

Emmanuel Egesa v Joseph Methu

Hillary Sagwa who lost to East Africa top rated player IM Arthur Ssegwanyi of Ugandan in round 6.
Hillary Sagwa who lost to East Africa top rated player IM Arthur Ssegwanyi of Ugandan in round 6.

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi defeated Rocky Muchiri in round 5 and Hillary Sagwa in round 6 to end the day in 6th position.

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi v Hillary Sagwa

Current leaders

FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda and CM Ben Magana have 5.5 points each at the end of day three.

Sadam Ali – 2019 Kenya National PWD Champion

2019 Kenya National PWD Chess Champion seems to be shocked by what he sees on the board!
2019 Kenya National PWD Chess Champion seems to be shocked by what he sees on the board!

The 2019 Kenya National Champion PWD Sadam Ali continued to punch above his weight in the event. In round five, he defeated Ernest Otanga and then held Willy Simons to a draw in round six. Sadam Ali had an impressive 3.5 points out of 6 games at the end of day three.

When the Kenya Chess Masala media team asked Sadam Ali what he was eating for breakfast, he responded, ‘ I am currently fasting for Ramadhan’.

Ernest Otanga v Sadam Ali

Willy Simons v Sadam Ali

Ladies section

Glenda Madelta in action with 4 points out of 6 rounds at the end of day 3.
Glenda Madelta in action with 4 points out of 6 rounds at the end of day 3.

In the Ladies section 2021 Kenya National Ladies Champion WFM Sasha Mongeli defeated WCM Joyce Ndirangu in round five.

Stefan Vit who is a participant in the Open section keenly watches the Ladies section of the 2022 Kenya Open.
Stefan Vit who is a participant in the Open section keenly watches the Ladies section of the 2022 Kenya Open.

WFM Sasha Mongeli and WCM Joyce Ndirangu lead the event at the end of day three with 5 points each.

All Photo credits – Oliver Ananda 

Links

2022 Kenya Open on chess-results.com.

2022 Kenya Open Day 1 Report.

2022 Kenya Open Day 2 Report.

Aluta Continua on the 2022 Kenya Open by Mehul Gohil.

Joseph Methu wins 2019 Kenya Open.

FM Harold Wanyama wins 2018 Kenya Open.