Gohil closes in on Kenya National Chess Championship title

 Mehul Gohil

Defending champion Mehul Gohil in action during the Kenya National Chess Championship at Luke Hotel, Nairobi on December 27, 2021.

Photo credit: Chris Omollo | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • The round six clash between the two Olympiads in the “Open” section was always going to be tough thanks to their impressive records.
  • Apart from bagging maximum points in all the previous five rounds of the competition taking place at The Luke Hotel in Nairobi, Methu - with a Fide rating of 2024 - is the third best player nationally.

In what was a battle of titans, Mehul Gohil, the defending champion in the Kenya National Chess Championship on Tuesday outwitted Joseph Methu to maintain his perfect run in this year’s competition.

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