Joseph Methu wins 2019 Kenya Open

Kenya Champion 2019

Joseph Methu carved his name into Kenyan chess history when he won the 2019 Kenya Open.
He finished the tournament with an impressive 6.5 points from 7 rounds. 

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Joseph Methu. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Joseph Methu played Brian Adorwa in the last round with both players having 5.5 points. The winner of this match would become the Kenya Open King.

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The KES 100,000 crunch match. Brian Adorwa (left) takes on Joseph Methu who won the 2019 Kenya Open.
Photo credit Kim Bhari.

The four-day tournament held at KCB Leadership Center, Karen over the Easter attracted over 150 players. Players from both Uganda and South Sudan took part..

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Mathias Ssonko of Uganda. Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Ladies section

WCM Joyce Nyaruai the defending champion won the Ladies section with a round to spare.  She defeated the stubborn Triza Mwendwa in her last game to maintain her 100% score. WCM Nyaruai went home with a whooping KES 50,000 (USD 500).

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The powerful WCM Joyce Nyaruai
Winner the Ladies section in the 2019 Kenya Open

WFM Sasha Mongeli faced 2018 National Champion Gloria Jumba, in a match that would decide who would take 2nd place.  Gloria Jumba showcased why she was crowned National Champion after squeezing a win in a drawn position.

WFM Sasha then had to settle for fifth place and walked home with KES 5,000 (USD 50).  Gloria JumbaEdna Ronoh and Cynthia Awino of all tied on 2nd place and won KES 20,000 (USD 200) each.

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Glenda Madelta of Nairobi Chess Club in action during the 2019 Kenya Open.
Photo credit Kim Bhari.

Junior section

CM Lwanga Odongo won the Junior section with 5.5 points out of 6 rounds.

Sponsor

KCB Group Limited were the title sponsors of the event to the tune of KES 400,000 (USD 4,000). It was the second year running that they have sponsored the event.

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