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Kenya Chess Open: Uganda men fail to register a rosy start

by Nnalubaale Sports
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It was a script of a mixed start for Ugandans at the Kenya Chess Open Championship that commenced yesterday at the Satir Expo Center in Nairobi.

On the bright side, International Master (IM) Arthur Ssegwanyi, Fide Master (FM) Haruna Nsubuga, and FM Patrick Kawuma all won their respective opening two games.

Arthur Segwanyi

However it was a wanting display for FM Harold Wanyama and IM Elijah Emojong, as both were dealt with blows in the last round of the day.

The two won their respective games in the opening round but were each denied victory in the round that followed.

Wanyama, the defending champion of this tournament drew against Ghanaian Arena International Master Wilson Onuoha on board 11 while Emojong who is rated 2109 was beaten by Kenya’s Felix Boera on board 17.

Rajab Kamoga and Farouk Fauza were the other notable Ugandans that didn’t earn maximum points on the day despite making some brilliant moves on the boards.

Candidate Master (CM) Emmanuel Egesa and Abdul Shakuru Wagodo were the other Ugandans that won both their games in the open section.

Courtesy photos

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