Ugandan IM to train Kenyan team ahead of AOICC

Arthur Ssegwanyi of Uganda ponders his next move during his East Africa Chess Festival match against Peter Gilruth of Kenya at Kenyatta University.

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What you need to know:

  • Apart from paying the team’s participating fee in the championships, Wanjala said that the government is also paying part of Ssegwanyi’s dues. To compete in the tournament, each player must part with $60 (Sh6000).
  • The championships will take place in nine rounds and the player who garners the most points being declared the champion. The winner in the open section (men) and women’s section will receive Sh 300000(USD 3000) and Sh20000 (USD 2000) respectively. 

Ugandan International Master (IM) Arthur Ssegwanyi is expected in Kenya on Wednesday to steer the national team in the Africa Online Individual Chess Championships (AOICC) set for January 29 to February 7. 


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