Crystal ball into Kenyan chess
Insight by Mehul Gohil aka Gorilla
Kenya reclaims Migingo Island, in Lake Victoria in 2024 when 16 year old Chinese Kenyan GM Wang Yao Kinyanjui (Elo 2654) beats GM Arthur Ssegwanyi (Elo 2638) in 8 game match.
Kentucky Chess Burgers players banned for 4 years by FIDE Ethics Commission after sting operation at 2024 National Championships revealed game fixing and game buying in final 3 rounds. Cars won repossessed by Chess Kenya.
The 2025 Nyeri Open breaks all attendance records as 2754 players register to play KES 1,000,000 top prize. Live commentary provided online by GM Wanyama and Gazelle Gorilla.
Lewis Ncube elected as FIDE President at the 2026 General assembly.
5 May 2028… riots break out in rain swept Nairobi as KPLC power stations collapse and city is engulfed in blackout just as Chinese Kenyan GM Wang Yao Kinyanjui (now Elo 2853) makes his 26th move in the final 14th game of the World Championship match vs Magnus Carlsen (Elo 2923) being held in Capetown, South Africa. Game was being shown live on NTV.
Three veteran Kenyan players die of alcoholic poisoning on the night.
About the author
Mehul Gohil is a two time Kenya National Champion (2014 & 2019). He has also represented Kenya at the Olympiad (2012) and various other international events. Mehul is also a well know writer.