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Mehul Gohil wins 2023 Bungoma Open

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Mehul Gohil wins 2023 Bungoma Open

Mehul Gohil was crowned the 2023 Bungoma Open Champion after he scored a perfect six points out of six rounds. He was the defending champion, having won the last edition in 2019, and he took home KES 30,000 (USD 250) for his efforts.

Mehul’s victory came a week after winning the 2023 Muranga Open Chess Championship title.

Mehul Gohil (right) receiving his trophy for winning the 2023 Bungoma Open.
Mehul Gohil (right) receiving his trophy for winning the 2023 Bungoma Open.

Joseph Methu was second with 5.5 points, while James Panchol and Brian Irungu ended up in third place with five points each. However, James Panchol took the bronze due to a higher tie-break.

The six-round event with a time control of 90 minutes ran from the 9th to 10th December 2023 at the plush Bungoma Royal Suites Hotel.

Fifty-four players battled in the Open Section, while the Junior Section had 45 players.

Section of the playing hall at the 2023 Bungoma Open.
Section of the playing hall at the 2023 Bungoma Open.
Poster for the event.
Poster for the event.

Past Winners

2019Mehul Gohil

2015 – the event had four sections.

IM Elijah Emojong (Uganda) – Prestige Section winner
CM Ben Magana (Kenya) – Open Section winner
FM Harold Wanyama (Uganda) – Blitz Section winner
Aristone Edagiza (Kenya) – Junior Section winner

2014 – FM Harold Wanyama (Uganda)

2012 – FM Harold Wanyama (Uganda)

Links

2023 Bungoma Open on chess-results.com.

Mehul Gohil wins 2019 Bungoma Open.

Standings & Results of the 2015 Bungoma Open.

A final recap of the 2015 Bungoma Open.

IM Elijah Emojong wins 2015 Bungoma Open.

Excitement builds up for 2015 Bungoma Open.

FM Harold Wanyama wins 2012 Bungoma Open.

Links

2023 World Youth Chess Championship on chess-results.com

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