Equity reclaim chess title after three years
Equity are the new Kenya Chess National champion after beating perennial rivals KCB 3.5-1.5 in the final game of the league played at Kenyatta University Main Campus last weekend.
KCB emerged first-runner up, with Nairobi Chess Academy and Club closing the medal bracket in the Premier league. The Super League was won by Mavens Tacticians, with Victoria Chess Club second followed by University of Nairobi.
Equity returned to competitive chess this year after a three-year absence occasioned by Covid-19, hoping to reclaim the title with they have pervious won five times.
Their high expectations were doused on day one by Nairobi Chess Club, when the bankers suffered a devastating loss in their debut match in the veteran hands of Kenya's oldest chess club.
These setback was complemented by major loses by KCB to NACHA, with the green banker emerging with a 2-pont advantage over newcomers Equity.
Equity Captain Njagi Kabugu welcomed the results and lauded the team for the success: "It has been a good run for us this year. We won Inter-banks chess, and now we are the national league champions. I congratulate our team for these amazing outcomes and applaud our competitors for their sportsmanship."
Attention now shifts to the Kenya National Championship where players are training their gun on Mehul Golil of Nairobi Chess club ready to dethrone the 2-time champion.
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