Kenya Star Mongeli Flying At Chess Olympiad In Georgia

Oct 02 - by SPN Correspondent for sportpesa news

Three wins from four keep local ace on the hunt for World Candidate Master title

Kenyan players Sasha Mongeli (left) and Daphne Mwikali enjoy a light moment ahead of round seven of the 2018 World Chess Olympiad in Batumi Georgia. PHOTO/Courtesy

  • The 22 year-old has won three in four games so far as she closes in to attaining the World Candidate Master title
  • Mongeli forced her opponent from Kosovo, Seraci Nita to resign after playing a Queen d8 move in her opening game at the Sports Palace in the Georgian city of Batumi
  • The Technical University of Kenya mathematics student defeated Senegalese Bianca Fatou during the fourth round of the competition



BATUMI, Georgia- Kenyan chess star, Sasha Mongeli, continued to make waves as the World Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia entered round seven.

The 22 year-old has won three in four games so far as she closes in to attaining the World Candidate Master title.

"I thank God for this great chance of making it to my first Olympiad in Georgia, everything is working out well and I do hope that all my dreams come true,” Sasha who hailed her sponsors Kenya Commercial Bank said.

Mongeli forced her opponent from Kosovo, Seraci Nita to resign after playing a Queen d8 move in her opening game at the Sports Palace in the Georgian city of Batumi.

"I was tensed at the beginning, she had brilliant moves and I had to exploit her weak point,” Sasha told on the victory.

The Technical University of Kenya mathematics student defeated Senegalese Bianca Fatou during the fourth round of the competition.

“Bianca had poor defence, and I had to make a brilliant move, I played Queen f5 move to win the game,” the Kenyan ace added.

Her third victory came when she faced Madagascar's Lalaina Vololona, flooring her with a b4-winning move.