Mcligeyo to face Ziyad in ongoing Africa Youth Chess Championships

Kenyan Robert Mcligeyo will face a daunting task on Thursday morning when he takes on Cheikh-Boukal Ziyad of Algeria in round six of the ongoing Africa Youth Chess Championships in Kisumu City.

Robert Mcligeyo has so far accumulated 3.5 points after winning three games, drawing once and losing once in his first five games and sits at the helm of his category.

He hopes to record his 4th win of the tournament and edge closer to the under 14 years African title.

Shah Dev Bijesh is the other Kenyan who will meet an acid test in the under 18 year’s category when he takes to the board against International Master Kandil Adham of Egypt.

Bijesh is currently 5th in the under 18 category and faces Adham who sits at the top of the category.

Pranjal Parikh is confident that despite meeting Nassr Rina of Algeria in round six tomorrow she will progress in the girls under 18 years category.

Meanwhile, Rehema Khimulu will head to Georgia next month having been appointed by the World Chess Federation to be a Match Arbiter at the 43rd World Chess Olympiad that will be held from 23rd of next month to 7th October in Batumi.

She is the second Kenyan to officiate at a global event after Purity Maina in 2014.

The 31 year old started playing Chess in high school in 2003 and graduated to an arbiter ten years later.


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