Gohil Wins Revived HCK Open Chess Tournament With 5/5

(Photos by Sruthi Vasanth of CSB Photography) History was made on Sunday, 26th June 2016 when Nairobi Chess Club’s Mehul Gohil won the HCK (Hindu Council of Kenya) Open chess tournament with a perfect score of 5 points in 5 rounds, staving off competition from titled players WCM (Woman Candidate Master) Krishi Shah and CM …

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Fouress Technologies Junior Rapid Chess Championship Attracts 100 Players

(Photos by Sruthi Vasanth of CSB Photography) Two weeks after the initial idea of the tournament was floated to the chess community, the ‘Fouress Technologies Junior Rapid Chess Championship’ went off without a hitch on Saturday, 28th May 2016 at the Oshwal Sports Complex. Organised by Motochess Ventures and sponsored by Fouress Technologies Ltd, Sangyug …

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Peter Gilruth Wins Inaugural KAM 40+ Chess Championship

(Photos by Paras Gudka, Sruthi Vasanth and Kim Bhari) 62 year-old Peter Gilruth showed his fellow competitors why he is Kenya no. 1, when he beat all of his opponents to finish the inaugural KAM Pharmacy Senior (40+) Rapid Chess Championship with 6 points and the prize for overall winner. Held on Sunday, 17th April …

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Giraffe Ark Game Lodge Officially Opened with Chess Events

(Photos by Paras Gudka and courtesy) Kenya’s Tourism Cabinet Secretary Hon. Najib Balala was introduced to chess at the official opening of Giraffe Ark Game Lodge in Mweiga, Nyeri by lodge owner and chess aficionado Peter Mahu on Friday, 15th April. Playing an exhibition match against Nairobi-based financial consultant Benson Wambugu on one of the lodge’s …

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SNVM Hosts Successful Easter Chess Tournament

SNVM (Shree Navnat Vanik Mahajan), one of many Asian communities actively promoting sporting excellence amongst their members, successfully organised their first ever chess tournament on Sunday, 27th March. Organised as part of the community’s sports and cultural festival held over the long Easter weekend, the tournament saw a total of 45 players split into 4 sections: …

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