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2022 Kenya Open – Day 4 Report

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2022 Kenya Open – Day 4 Report

Day 4 of the historic Kenya Open 2022 Edition saw Ugandans occupying the top three spots after round eight.

FM Haruna Nsubuga, FM Patrick Kawuma and Emmaunel Egesa all from Uganda had 7 points to claim the top three positions.

Mehul Gohil was the top Kenyan with 6.5 points, together with FM Harold Wanyama of Uganda and James Panchol of South Sudan.

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi struggles

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi (left) of Uganda in his game against James Panchol of South Sudan during their round 7 game which ended in a draw.
IM Arthur Ssegwanyi (left) of Uganda in his game against James Panchol of South Sudan during their round 7 game which ended in a draw. Photo credit Kim Bhari,

IM Arthur Ssegwanyi, who was the top seed at the start of the event, was defeated by compatriot FM Haruna Nsubuga in round eight. He now has 5.5 points and is in joint 4th position and 16th in the ranking. IM Arthur Ssegwany faced more misery when James Panchol of South Sudan forced a draw in a hotly contested game.

James Panchol v IM Arthur Ssegwanyi

Kenyan hopefuls

Mehul Gohil played well to extract two points from Collins Young and Ben Nguku in rounds seven and eight.

Martin Njoroge, the 2021 Kenya Champion, has 5.5 points and is in joint 4th position and 24th in the ranking.

In round seven, Kenyan hopeful CM Ben Magana squeezed a draw against FM Haruna Nsubuga but fell to FM Patrick Kauma in round eight. CM Ben Magana has 6 points and is in joint 3rd position and 11th in the ranking.

FM Haruna Nsubuga in action against CM Ben Magana who is carrying Kenya's hopes in the historic Kenya Open 2022 edition. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
FM Haruna Nsubuga in action against CM Ben Magana who is carrying Kenya’s hopes in the historic Kenya Open 2022 edition. Photo credit Kim Bhari. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
 FM Haruna Nsubuga v CM Ben Magana

CM Ben Magana v FM Patrick Kawuma

Emmanuel Egesa of Uganda (left) on his way to victory against Brian Irungu in round 7 of their encounter in the 2022 Kenya Open.
Emmanuel Egesa of Uganda (left) on his way to victory against Brian Irungu in round 7 of their encounter in the 2022 Kenya Open. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Upcoming Kenyan star Brian Irungu failed to overcome Emmanuel Egesa during round seven of the event. Brian Irungu ended up with 5 points and 26th in the ranking.

Brian Irungu v Emmanuel Egesa

Kevins Riungu in action during the 2022 Kenya Open.
Kevins Riungu in action during the 2022 Kenya Open. Photo credit Oliver Ananda.
Hillary Sagwa v Collins Young

Sadam Ali – Kenya National PWD National Champion

Sadam Ali the 2019 Kenya National PWD Champion who has been doing well so far.
Sadam Ali the 2019 Kenya National PWD Champion who has been doing well so far. Photo credit Oliver Ananda.

In round seven, the 2019 Kenya National PWD Champion Sadam Ali continued his stellar performance by dismissing 1990 Kenya Champion Larry Kagambi. However, in round eight Sadam Ali, fell to Elvis Likoko.

Sadam Ali v Larry Kagambi

Sadam Ali v Elvis Likoko

Elvis Likoko in action during the historic Kenya Open 2022 edition. Photo credit Oliver Ananda.
Elvis Likoko in action during the historic Kenya Open 2022 edition. Photo credit Oliver Ananda.

Final 9th round

The final 9th and final round will be thrilling for the top spot, with an impressive KES 120,000 (USD 1,000) as the cash prize.

FM Haruna Nsubuga of Uganda faces compatriot Emmanuel Egesa on board one. Both players have seven points.

Board two will have FM Patrick Kawuma, who has seven points, taking on FM Harold Wanyama, who has 6.5 points.

James Panchol will take on Mehul Gohil on board three. Both have 6.5 points.

Pairing of the 9th and final round of the 2022 Kenya Open for the top ten boards.
Pairing of the 9th and final round of the 2022 Kenya Open for the top ten boards.

Ladies section

Savinda Gitu in action during the 2022 Kenya Open.
Savinda Gitu in action during the 2022 Kenya Open. Photo credit Oliver Ananda.

In the Ladies section, WCM Joyce Nyaruai and Triza Mwendwa lead with six points each.

Links

2022 Kenya Open on chess-results.com.

2022 Kenya Open Day 1 Report.

2022 Kenya Open Day 2 Report.

2022 Kenya Day 3 Report.

Aluta Continua on the 2022 Kenya Open by Mehul Gohil.

Joseph Methu wins 2019 Kenya Open.

FM Harold Wanyama wins 2018 Kenya Open.