With the new season of the Kenya Premier Chess League, we got to see the first matches played with new lineups. There have been a lot of shakeups this year, partly driven by the League introducing a transfer market. Nairobi Chess Club has added Canadian Artem Gurevich, French national Jean-Baka Domelevo Entfellner, and Kenyan WFM Sanjana Deshpande. Here’s a nice win from Entfellner, in the match against Victoria Chess Club:
Due to the arrival of the COVID-19 virus in Kenya, the Le Pelley Cup is being postponed. Note also that Chess Kenya events have been cancelled until the end of April, including the next Kenya Premier League superweekend. If you have any questions about what is going on at this time and what you can do to keep yourself and others safe, the World Health Organization has a page devoted to this, including links to country-specific information. And if you’re wanting to play chess, feel free to join our Chess.com club. We’re currently talking about running some events there while we can’t have public events.