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Kenya's strongest tournament took place at the Checkmates Chess Club and attracted the nation's top players in an exciting nine round-robin format. Mehul Gohil won the event with  5-3 with his only loss coming against Matthew Kanegeni

The tournament took place in Nairobi, Kenya on two consecutive Sunday afternoons.
Alex Makatia was the Tournament Director and also serves as the Chair of the Checkmates Chess Club. The club has a website with the membership information, tournament schedule, contact information and some very interesting photos (of a dinner party)!

Alex Makatia, Checkmates Chess Club

Alex Makatia, Checkmates Chess Club

Hopefully there will be other strong tournaments in Kenya which attracts players from Uganda and other neighboring countries. For more information contact Alex Makatia at

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Posted by The Chess Drum: 16 July 2005