Genevieve & Ludvig won Chess 2 Change

It was 12-year old Genevieve Mashao from Mombasa in Kenya and Ludvig Carlsson from NTG in Norway that won Chess 2 Change after a very exciting final against Ben Johnson from USA (The Perpetual Chess Podcast) and 17-year old Jamiu Ninilowo from Nigeria. The first game was drawn and then Genevieve and Ludvig won the armageddon game with only 0,3 seconds margin. The commentators GM Pontus Carlsson and GM Maurice Ashley were very excited in the studio and really enjoyed the games.

Genevieve was very happy over her win and she told us that she had alot of fun playing together with Ludvig even if he did not always play the moves that she had in mind
Henrik Carlsen from Sci Group and 14 year old Tandeka Shiloh from Uganda played very well and was involved in many tigh games but they were eventually knocked out in the Playoff for the semifinal.

The 7 year old very talented Nathaniel Muchoki impressed alot together with his partner Tyrone Davis III from Saba Capital. They went all the way to the semifinal before they were knocked out by Ben & Jamiu.

It was also fun to see the founder of Chess in Slums Tunde Onakoya in action, here together with Fantalis Nduta from Kenya against Arvin Rasti and Yvonne Mwashe.

Mr Dodgy who is a hug profile in the chess world did an excellent tournament together with 12-year old Bernice Wambui from Kenya. They almost made it to the finals and got in the move of the tournament in a well synchronized Bxh7, Greek gift sacrifice.
The games were played on and thanks to our excellent staff and arbiters team it all went very smooth. Thanks to all participants and donors for your support. Let us know if you would like to join next time since we are always looking for more players, that wants to play and support.