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CM Benjamin Magana wins the 2022 Kisumu Open

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CM Benjamin Magana wins the 2022 Kisumu Open

CM Benjamin Magana won the 2022 Kisumu Classical Open Chess Tournament that ended last weekend at the Scottish Tartan Hotel. He scored 5.5 points out of 6 rounds.

Prize winners receive their prizes from Mr McTough the owner of Scottish Tartan Hotel.
Prize winners receive their prizes from Mr McTough the owner of Scottish Tartan Hotel.
A contestant during the event.
A contestant during the event.

Joseph Methu also scored 5.5 out of 6 rounds and tied for first place with CM Benjamin Magana to share the cash prize of KES 32,500. However, CM Magana was declared the overall winner due to a better tie-break.

The FIDE-rated event attracted just over 60 hopefuls who battled for the total cash prize of KES 60,000 over six rounds.

Gloria Jumba, the 2018 Kenya National Ladies Chess Champion, went home with KES 10,000 for being the top lady. She scored 4.5 points to end up in joint third place and 8th in the overall ranking.

Dr Jacob Onditi v CM Ben Magana

CM Ben Magana v Martin Njoroge

Dr Jacob Onditi v Karan Christie

Abdul Shakur Wagodo v Karan Christie

Karan Christie poses with his fisherman's hat that he won. He scored 5 points to end up in joint 2nd place and fourth in the ranking.
Karan Christie poses with his fisherman’s hat that he won. He scored 5 points to end up in joint 2nd place and fourth in the ranking.
Dr Dismas Okech, Chairman, the Chairman of Kisumu Chess Club at the closing ceremony.
Dr Dismas Okech, Chairman, the Chairman of Kisumu Chess Club at the closing ceremony.
Poster for the event. CM Benjamin Magana.
Poster for the event.

Links

Standing and results of the 2022 Kisumu Open Classical Chess Tournament on chess-results.com.

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