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Jamie Obora wins Pegasus Chess Tournament

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Jamie Obora wins Pegasus Chess Tournament

Jamie Obora, a member of the Lighthouse Chess Club, was the clear winner in the Pegasus Junior Chess Championship when he stormed to victory with a perfect score of 7/7.

Willy Simons the Chairman of Nairobi Chess Club presents Jamie Obora with the winners trophy. Photo credit Allan Rongoey.
Willy Simons the Chairman of Nairobi Chess Club presents Jamie Obora with the winners trophy. Photo credit Allan Rongoeyi.

Yashmith Ram Chaikam, Ganeev Singh Gahir, Sarthak Patnaik, Neema Kahihu and WCM Janki Shah tied for second place with 6 points.  However, based on tie-breaks, Yashmith Ram Chaikam was declared the runners-up, and Ganeev Singh Gahir was the 2nd runners-up.

The playing all. Photo credit Kim Bhari.
The playing all. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

A total of 112 players took part in Nairobi Chess Club’s first FIDE-rated event for juniors. The event ran on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd October 2022.

Benjamin Negru, a member of the club’s executive committee, was the leading promoter of the event.

Round six saw a dramatic game between Jamie Obora and Sarthak Patnaik, a talented junior member of the Nairobi Chess ClubSarthak Patnaik built up a superior position but blundered under time pressure on move 47 and then lost the game when his time ran out a few moves later.

Sarthak Patnaik reacts to his blunder in his round 6 game against Jamie Obora. Photo credit Allan Rongoey.
Sarthak Patnaik reacts to his blunder in his round 6 game against Jamie Obora. Photo credit Allan Rongoey.

Yashmith Ram Chaikam poses with his runners up trophy with Willy Simons the Chairman of Nairobi Chess Club.
Yashmith Ram Chaikam poses with his runners up trophy with Willy Simons the Chairman of Nairobi Chess Club.
Ganeev Singh Gahir receives his trophy from Willy Simons the Chairman of Nairobi Chess Club.
Ganeev Singh Gahir receives his trophy from Willy Simons the Chairman of Nairobi Chess Club.
Sarthak Patnaik receives his prize from Warren Pollock the Secretary of Nairobi Chess Club. Photo credit Allan Rongoey.
Sarthak Patnaik receives his prize from Warren Pollock the Secretary of Nairobi Chess Club. Photo credit Allan Rongoey.
Players from the event from top left Liam Kanake, Nathaniel Manyeki, Andre Negru. Bottom from left Telo Airela, and Yashmith Ram Chaikam. Photo credit Kim Bhari & Allan Rongoey.
Players from the event from top left Liam Kanake, Nathaniel Manyeki, Andre Negru. Bottom from left Telo Airela, and Yashmith Ram Chaikam. Photo credit Kim Bhari & Allan Rongoey.

Overall Pegasus NCC Junior Championship 2022 Winners

1. Jamie Obora
2. Yashmith Chaikam
3. Gahir Singh

Under 8 Boys
1. Manyeki Nathaniel 5/7 Points
2. Isaac Too 4/7 Points NCC

Under 8 Girls
1. Kaburo Winnie 5/7 Points
2.  Kamoni Elsie 4/7 Points

Under 10 Boys
1. Jeshurun Oluchiri 5/7 Points
2. Prayan Gupta 5/7 Points

Under 10 Girls
1. Annabel Makanga 5.5/7 Points
2. Jewel Hawi  5/7 Points

Under 12 Boys
1. Reuben Gitau 5/7 Points
2. Reyansh Agarwal 4.5/7 Points NCC

Under 12 Girls
1. Mashaao Genevieve 5/7 Points
2. WCM Janvi Shah 5/7 Points

Under 14 Boys
1. Sarthak Patnaik 6/7 Points NCC
2. Elvis Kamoni 5.5/7 Points

Under 14 Girls
1. Arianne Ng’ani 5/7 Points
2. Mary Annan 3/7 Points

Under 16 Boys
1. Ramesh Sanjay 5/7 Points
2. Lochlan Wilson 4.5/7 Points NCC

Under 16 Girls
1. Neema Kahihu 6/7 Points
2. Prisha Sinha 5/7 Points

Under 18 Girls
1. WCM Janki Shah 6/7 Points

Poster.
Poster.

Links

Pegasus Junior on chess-results.com

Erica Muturi & Robert Mcligeyo win Kenya Junior Championship.

The 2022 Kenya Schools Chess Championship.

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Article by Kenya Chess Masala.