Match “Nairobi vs Marshall”
20 members of Nairobi Chess Club (NCC) had the privilege to play an overseas online match against the prestigious Marshall Chess Club (MCC). MCC is one of the oldest chess clubs in USA. The match took place on April 30th.
NCC isn’t being successful this year in online matches. After the defeat in January against Crewe Chess Club, followed a painful disaster against Marshall Chess Club in April.
All games were played online on lichess using a time control of 20 min + 10 s increment.
The match consisted of 2 games/player and pairings were arranged according to FIDE ratings.
The result of the match was 8,5-31,5 for Marshall Chess Club. A painful score for NCC.
Only two NCC players had a positive score. They were NCC most valuable players:
Unfortunately, the match was not free of irregularities, mainly due to the inexperience of some players in this type of competition:
But all in all, the meeting took place in a friendly atmosphere and it was a useful learning experience.
|NAIROBI||8,5 – 31,5||MARSHALL|
|Pierre Carbonnel||1,5 – 0,5||Luka Glinsky|
|Mehul Gohil||1 – 1||Cooper Brown|
|Jay Naker||0 – 2||James Burkle|
|Willy Simons||0 – 2||Gary Patella|
|Jackim Arigi||1 – 1||Sarah Budow|
|Viacheslav Chvoro||0 – 2||Omkar Maralappanavar|
|Peter Ndirangu||0 – 2||Justin King|
|Dadson Rwamba||0 – 2||Bas Jaspers|
|Veniamin Negru||0 – 2||Ben Lazaroff|
|Sarthak Patnaik||1 – 1||Nick Sonnenberg|
|Lochlan Wilson||0 – 2||Yvette Fannell|
|Reyansh Agarwal||1 – 1||Leudy Rosario|
|Andrei Negru||0 – 2||Michael Sayers|
|Johnmark Mugo||0 – 2||Richard Koppenaal|
|Collins Oduor||0 – 2||Matt Biancuzzo|
|Cyril Teddy||0 – 2||Luran He|
|Nandini Sardana||0 – 2||Axel Peters|
|Aseem Sardana||0 – 2||Zor|
|Paddy Murithi||2 – 0||Ken Kaplan|
|Caleb Omondi||1 – 1||Baylee Badwy|
All games of this match:
In 2009 NCC organized an online 6-board match against Wageningen Chess Club (The Netherlands) and established a milestone in international projection.
Now, 14 years later, and in an interval of 2 years, NCC has played 8 online international matches with more than 10 boards each time. The ones against Crewe in 2022 and against Marshall in 2023, breaking the record with 20 boards (!!)
Being founded in 1958, Nairobi Chess Club is the oldest chess club in East Africa, and also leader in approaching not only chess to people, but also approaching people through chess.