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EA Open Chess Tournament – Day 2 Report

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EA Open Chess Tournament – Day 2 Report

FM Harold Wanyama leads the EA Open Chess Tournament after defeating Ben Nguku in round two and CM Ben Magana in round three. In round five, he will face Limbikani Chitundu.

On the second board, CM Ben Magana will face Brian Irungu, which promises to be an exciting encounter. Brian Irungu will be seeking revenge after his loss to CM Ben Magana at the recently concluded Kenya Open.

CM Ben Magana (left) takes on Joseph Methu.
FM Harold Wanyama (left) takes on Ben Nguku during their round 3 encounter in which black won.
CM Ben Magana (left) takes on Joseph Methu.
CM Ben Magana (left) takes on Joseph Methu.
Joseph Methu v CM Ben Magana

FM Harold Wanyama v CM Ben Magana

The spacious playing hall.
The spacious playing hall.
The sea, sand and chess at the East Africa Open. It does not get any better than this!
The sea, sand and chess at the East Africa Open. It does not get any better than this!
Michael Mawanda v Limbikani Chitundu

Limbikani Chitundu (left) takes on Michael Mawanda in their round 4 encounter which ended for a win for black.
Limbikani Chitundu (left) takes on Michael Mawanda in their round 4 encounter which ended for a win for black.

U1800 Section

In their round three encounter, Anthony Kionga, one of Kenya’s most active arbiters, sensationally defeated veteran CM John Mukabi in round three but lost to Martin Kagiri in round four. Anthony Kionga now has two points and will face fellow arbiter Ronald Bolo.

Joseph Maigua leads the event with 3.5 points from four rounds and will face Martin Kagiri in round five.

Anthony Kionga in action.
Anthony Kionga in action.

U1600 section

Ann Kungu will, in round 5, get a chance to grab the overall leading spot if she can defeat Victor Githui. She currently has 3.5 points and is tied with Christian Nderi and Zadock Nyakundi in the first position.

Links

2022 East African Open on chess-results.com.

East African Open Chess Tournament – Day 1 Report.

Invitational letter for the 2022 East African Open Chess Tournament.

Milton Kihara wins 2019 Lighthouse Chess Club U21 Tournament.

John Than Ngony wins 2020 Lighthouse Chess Club U21 Tournament.