East Africa Open Chess Top Winners: Arthur Ssegwanyi, Elijah Emojong
Uganda's Arthur Ssegwanyi has won the East Africa Open Chess T\ournament from among 42 players by top-scoring with 6.5 in eight rounds. The event was held at the Kenyatta University over the Easter weekend. Arthur beat compatriot International Master (IM) Elijah Emojong to earn the first prize of US$1000 and the winner's trophy.
In the open section played over 8 rounds, Steve Okeyo garnered 7.5 points to grab the winner’s trophy and Sh30,000. Collins Young, Givans Amunga, Victor Hongo and Amos Wakhungu each received Sh7,500 after tying in second position with 6.5 points.
Daphne Mwikali won the women's open section with 5.5 points, followed by Deshpande Sanjana 5 points, with Karania Saloni, Ann Kung’u, Gweyani Jumba of KCB and Mary Kung’u tying for 3rd place with 4 points each.
In the boys primary schools section, Sumit Deshpande won with 5 points followed by Aguda Lwanaga (4) and Sunil Subramaniam (3), whereas Krishi Shah won the girls section followed by Fathima Mohamed (3) and Arul Yuvika (3). In the secondary boys section, Subham Rai won with 5 points as Ian Gichuguma and Moses Maina got 5 and 4.5 points respectively. Saloni Karania (5) led Winnie Watani (3) in the women's secondary section. Kenyatta University was declared the best university team. The tournament was sponsored by the Kasparov Chess Foundation to the tune of US$5,000.
From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
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