Kenyan chess prodigy eyes success at world event

Fifteen-year-old Viraj Shah during a previous tournament.

Photo credit: Pool | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • After returning from school, he trains individually from 5pm to 7pm. 
  • The training entails playing several games on various chess websites, and studying different chess variations, strategies and tactics online by watching previous matches of some of the top chess players in the world. 

Fifteen-year-old Viraj Shah has a full in-tray as he seeks to excel in two different fields – academics and sports.


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