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CHESS: Equity goes fifth after weekend wins

Last updated 9 months ago | By Washington Onyango

Bank of Africa edged Trojan Warriors 3.5-1.5 as Technical University thumped Nairobi Gymkhana 5-0. [Courtesy]

Equity Bank Chess Club moved two places to fifth in the Kenya Chess Premier League standings after winning their two matches over the weekend at the KCB Sports Club, in Nairobi.

Equity, who are the defending champions, thrashed Daystar University 5-0 with Mathew Kamau, James Panchol, Brian Kadenge, Judith Awinja and Fide Master Stephen Ouma winning their board matches.

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In their second match, Equity registered a 4.5-0.5 win over Bank of Africa (BA) after Kamau drew against Joseph Ngooro of BA.

The win saw the bankers move to fifth in the league standings with 52 points after playing 20 matches, 17 points behind leaders KCB, who have played three more matches.

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Speaking with the Standard Sports, acting captain Kamau said they are focused on reducing the gap between them and leaders KCB as they seek to move into the top four.

“We played very well over the weekend and I am glad the team improved in the standings with three matches in hand. Our focus is to reduce the gap between us and KCB and the team is going to come back even stronger in our next league match,” he said.

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Other results saw Bank of Africa edge Trojan Warriors 3.5-1.5 as Technical University thumped Nairobi Gymkhana 5-0.

KCB lead the standings with 69 points after playing 23 matches, while Anchor Chess Club are second with 63 points.

Action resumes on October 26 where Lighthouse Chess Club will entertain KCB, Black Knights, JKUAT and Equity.

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