Sasha Mongeli Crowned Kenya National Chess Champion

by | Jan 2, 2022

Sasha Mongeli defeated Triza Mwendwa to win the 2021 Kenya National Chess Championship.

Heading into the prestigious tournament, Mongeli and Mwendwa were the top-seeded players as they lived up to their billing.

After nine competitive rounds of chess, both players were tied in first position with eight points apiece.

A tiebreaker had to be used to determine the champion as the Nakuru Chess Club member won rapid games to be declared as the Ladies National Kenya Champion.

Woman Candidate Masters Joyce Nyaruai finished third with seven points, while Gloria Jumba, Awino Obondo, Ether Karanja and Jully Mutisya finished the competition tied on six points.

Defending champion WCM Lucy Wanjiru found the going tough finishing the tournament in eighth spot with five and a half points.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Sasha Mongeli defeated Triza Mwendwa to win the 2021 Kenya National Chess Championship. Photo: Chess Kenya (Facebook)

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