Jamie Obora, a member of the Lighthouse Chess Club, was the clear winner in the Pegasus Junior Chess Championship when he stormed to victory with a perfect score of 7/7.
Yashmith Ram Chaikam, Ganeev Singh Gahir, Sarthak Patnaik, Neema Kahihu and WCM Janki Shah tied for second place with 6 points. However, based on tie-breaks, Yashmith Ram Chaikam was declared the runners-up, and Ganeev Singh Gahir was the 2nd runners-up.
A total of 112 players took part in Nairobi Chess Club’s first FIDE-rated event for juniors. The event ran on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd October 2022.
Benjamin Negru, a member of the club’s executive committee, was the leading promoter of the event.
Round six saw a dramatic game between Jamie Obora and Sarthak Patnaik, a talented junior member of the Nairobi Chess Club. Sarthak Patnaik built up a superior position but blundered under time pressure on move 47 and then lost the game when his time ran out a few moves later.
1. Jamie Obora
2. Yashmith Chaikam
3. Gahir Singh
Under 8 Boys
1. Manyeki Nathaniel 5/7 Points
2. Isaac Too 4/7 Points NCC
Under 8 Girls
1. Kaburo Winnie 5/7 Points
2. Kamoni Elsie 4/7 Points
Under 10 Boys
1. Jeshurun Oluchiri 5/7 Points
2. Prayan Gupta 5/7 Points
Under 10 Girls
1. Annabel Makanga 5.5/7 Points
2. Jewel Hawi 5/7 Points
Under 12 Boys
1. Reuben Gitau 5/7 Points
2. Reyansh Agarwal 4.5/7 Points NCC
Under 12 Girls
1. Mashaao Genevieve 5/7 Points
2. WCM Janvi Shah 5/7 Points
Under 14 Boys
1. Sarthak Patnaik 6/7 Points NCC
2. Elvis Kamoni 5.5/7 Points
Under 14 Girls
1. Arianne Ng’ani 5/7 Points
2. Mary Annan 3/7 Points
Under 16 Boys
1. Ramesh Sanjay 5/7 Points
2. Lochlan Wilson 4.5/7 Points NCC
Under 16 Girls
1. Neema Kahihu 6/7 Points
2. Prisha Sinha 5/7 Points
Under 18 Girls
1. WCM Janki Shah 6/7 Points
Pegasus Junior on chess-results.com
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Article by Kenya Chess Masala.