KCB chess club is professional chess club in Kenya owned by KCB Bank. The team was formed during the late 80s. The pioneer players included Isaac Babu, Humphrey Andolo and Joseph Kanyingi. The team won major honors between 1990 and 2000. KCB was crowned 5 times National Chess League champions and the 9 times Interbank Games Champions. They team has won many accolades in Uganda and Tanzania. KCB Chess team successfully hosted the 2018 KCB Kenya Chess Open Championship on 30th March -2nd April 2018. The event attracted hundreds of participants drawn from Uganda, Kenya, Somali and Sudan. KCB’s Harold Wanyama won the Prestige section while Martin Njoroge was crowned the challengers section champion. The team is a crop of talented seniors and upcoming junior players. This year the team will be going to play at the continental club championship in Cairo, Egypt. The championship will be followed by World chess Olympiad slated to take place in Batumi Georgia in October 2018.


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