This lady is a beast! She came in when the clock was running down and she had only five minutes while Walela had 25 minutes. However, as WCM, she proved that to be a master you do not need a whole day to thrash a patzer. She devoured Walela and ripped him apart.
Consequently, in another game, Nyaruai took on Anthony Kionga (Black Knights), a renowned arbiter in the Kenya and roasted him down to ashes of his former self. She had built a fortress of pawns from a well-established opening that Kionga could not break through and before he knew it, his defense was invaded and crushed. She sucked the life out of the arbiter’s moves, proving that knowing FIDE rules does not necessarily translate into a strong game.
In addition to the list of his unbowed wins, Equity Bank’s Moses Andiwoh added Martin Oyamo of Deadly Bishops on his list of prey. He displayed his predator skills as he wrecked Oyamo from an unexpected angle. He slithered through Oyamo’s disoriented position and pounced at a critical moment with a lethal sacrifice that left him gaping with his eyes popping. At this moment, Oyamo wished to invoke the gods of Zukertot but they were asleep.
As Andiwoh walked around with ego, he knew his worthy opponent was finished. He was dead, only waiting for cremation in a checkmate furnace. As Andiwoh came back on the board, he was heard asking his opponent, “Where would you like to move…” A look of anger and frustration was on Oyamo’s eyes as he let his King fall with a resounding resignation.
As the tournament wore down, players redeemed themselves while others plummeted. Walela redeemed his face along the way and Francis Ngesa was a victim. In their breathtaking Bishop-Pawn endgame, they both showcased their mastery of capper tactics. It only took Ngesa’s blunder that allowed Walela to exchange the bishops that hit the last nail on his game.
Buried in his loss, Ngesa could not accept to go down alone. He undeniably overpowered Milton Mwangi and left the latter to choke himself with his own Caro-Kann to death. Adorwa (Equity) fought hard on with a booming aggression that catapulted him to the top after outwitting his last opponent.