In round five, the front runner and top seed FM Harold Wanyama lost to Limbikani Chitundu from Zambia but resident in Kenya.
The other major upset was when WCM Joyce Nyaruai defeated Michael Mawanda of Uganda on board four in round five.
WCM Joyce Nyaruai v Michael Mawanda
CM Ben Magana defeated Brian Irungu on board two, while on board 3, Joseph Methu dismissed Ben Nguku.
FM Harold Wanyama managed to recover in round six with a victory over Joseph Methu, while CM Ben Magana defeated Limbikani Chtitundu. Both FM Harold Wanyama and CM Ben Magana now lead the event with five points each.
In the U1800 section, Joseph Maigua leads with 5.5 points after defeating Martin Kagiri in round five and Paul Ombui in round 6.
Christian Nderi, Moses Bejon and Kelvin Kamau Ngigi lead with 5 points each.
All photo credits – Eastmond Mwenda
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