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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Some chess news updates from Africa

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Hi everyone,

Here is some quick chess news update from Africa. In one of the most dramatic chess afternoons, Sicilian Simbas managed to overcome a plucky Nairobi Chess Academy team during the penultimate match of the 2012 Nairobi Chess League at the Goan Gymkhana over the weekend. The stage was set for a major upset when 11-year-old Kais Mussa of Nairobi Chess Academy defeated rising star Njuru Mwangi of Sicilian Simbas on Board 3.

Sicilian Simbas held their nerves to overcome NCA 3-1 and then overcame fast improving Kenyatta University in the last round with a 3-1 score to win the overall title with 7.5 match points. In second place were Lion Kings with 7 points and Mating Zombies with 5.5 points. The eventual winner will take home a cash prize of Sh15,000. Second place will be worth Sh8,000 while Sh5,000 will be the third place reward. This year’s event attracted a total of 16 teams and was the third edition of this annual event which attracted some of the best players in Kenya. The event was partly sponsored by Farmers Choice Ltd who donated product vouchers.

Don't miss the names of the teams in the league!

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