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The 2024 Kenya Chess Olympiad Qualifiers

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The 2024 Kenya Chess Olympiad Qualifiers

The 2024 Kenya Chess Olympiad Qualifiers was an exciting affair that ended on 18th February 2024 at The Utali Hotel in Kasarani, Nairobi.

Robert Mcligeyo, Martin Njoroge, Matthew Kanegeni, Ian Mutuge and Elvis Likoko qualified in the Open Section.

Ken Omolo (left) playing against Ian Mutuge.

Interestingly, the team is infused with young talent this time, with Matthew Kanegeni as the only senior player. Young stars Ian Mutuge and Elvis Likoko will debut at the Olympiad, symbolising a hopeful future for Kenyan chess.

It was a moment of disappointment for 2023 Kenya National Champion Joseph Methu, who just missed the cut by finishing 6th in the ranking.

2022 Kenya National Champion Mehul Gohil found the going difficult and ended up 10th in the final listing.

The 2022 Kenya National Champion who found the going tough.
Olympiad bound – Martin Njoroge (left) and Matthew Kanegeni.
Final Standing

Game Corner

Ladies Section

WFM Sasha Mongeli, Jully Mutisya, Nicole Albright, Mercy Igado and WCM Joyce Nyaruai qualified in the Ladies Section.

Both Nicole Albright and Mercy Igado will be making their debut appearance in the Ladies Section.

The 11-round Round Robin event ran from the 9th to the 18th of February, 2024.

The 45th Olympiad, eagerly awaited by chess enthusiasts worldwide, will take place in Budapest, Hungary, from 10th to 23rd September 2024.

Jully Mutisya in action and who will be going for her second Olympiad.
Elizabeth Cassidy (left) playing against WCM Joyce Nyaruai who had to dig deep to defeat her stubborn and young opponent.
Elizabeth Cassidy (left) playing against WCM Joyce Nyaruai who had to dig deep to defeat her stubborn and young opponent.
Final Standing.

Game Corner

Links

The 2024 Kenya Chess Olympiad Qualifiers on chess-results.com.

2024 Olympiad Phase 2 Qualifiers.

The 2024 Olympiad Phase 2 Qualifiers on chess-results.com.

Joseph Methu & WFM Sasha Mongeli crowned 2023 Kenya Champions.

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