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Ben Magana wins 2023 Kisumu Classical Chess Tournament


Ben Magana wins 2023 Kisumu Classical Chess Tournament

Ben Magana of KCB Bank was in superb form when he clinched the 2023 Kisumu Classical Chess Tournament with an impressive 5.5 points out of 6 rounds. His teammate Joseph Methu scored 5.5 points but had a lower tie-break to take the silver medal.

They equally shared the cash prize of KES 37,500 in the event that ran over the weekend of 11th & 12th November 2023.

Over two days, the Open Section saw 100 participants battling it out over the six-round event. The time control was 60 minutes plus 30 seconds per move.

CM Ben Magana receiving his trophy from Mr. William MC’Tough, the proprietor Scottish Tartan Hotel & Patron Kisumu Chess Club
The playing hall.
CM Ben Magana v James Panchol

CM John Mukabi v Rocky Muchiri

Ladies Section

Elizabeth Cassidy Maina, on the other hand, who is just twelve years old, emerged as the sole winner in the Ladies Section with 5.5 points to go home with KES 10,000.

The Ladies Section included renowned stars like 2018 Kenya National Champion Gloria Jumba and 2022 World Amateur Champion U1700 Glenda Madelta, who scored 5 points each.

The Ladies Section had 30 participants.

Elizabeth Cassidy Maina the winner of the Ladies Section.
Another talent to watch Shakira Shukri in action. She scored 4 points.

Event details

Tournament Organizers – Kisumu Chess Club.  

Tournament Directors – Eng. Andrew Mumia & Dr. Dismas Oketch.

Tournament Venue –  Scottish Tartan Hotel.

Tournament Sponsors: Chess Kenya, Scottish Tartan Hotel, Victoria Chess Club, Lighthouse Chess Club, Safarilink, Acacia Premier Hotel, Ciala Resort and Coca-Cola Ltd.

Individual Sponsors: Eng. Rodgers Adai, CM Ben Nguku, CM Ben Magana, Dr. Samuel Ngeno, Bob Kennedy Odhiambo, Githinji Hinga, Eng. Victor Moses Abasa and Waiguru wa Muriuki.

Poster for the event.


2023 Kisumu Classical Chess Tournament on chess-results.com.

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