The Mehul Gohil vs Bryan Toboso

The most intense chess events are the ones where 2 contestants are pitted against each other for a limited number of games under the full glare of the media.

Last week saw such action with the bad boy of Kenyan chess Mehul Gohil aka “Gorilla” take on Bryan Toboso aka “Tobasco” in a highly publicised 4-game match that was broadcast on Terrian Chess Academy’s YouTube Channel  to a world wide audience.  See KBC coverage – KBC coverage of the match.

Smile guys – you are on camera!The beautiful setting for this event was the chic Bobo’s which is located at the Kobil Petrol Station on Muhoho avenue in South C.

The curtain raiser for the event was a 4 round blitz match between Joseph Methu and Githinji Hinga in which Joseph cruised to a comfortable 3.5-2.5 win.

Bryan Toboso  did not disappoint his supporters when he defeated a stunned Mehul Gohil in their first game.   It was in game 2 that Bryan Toboso missed a simple chance to consolidate his lead when he could have drawn the game by perpetual check but fancied his chances for a win with an ominous discovered check but he was a move behind.  Mehul took advantage of this and managed to defeat Bryan in this vital game 2.  Mehul Gohil then managed to win Game 3 and 4 giving him the title 3-1.

A full analysis of the 4 games will be uploaded on this website in the following week.

Special appreciation also goes to Dixon Lites Production for the lighting and Take2-Afrika Media Ltd for the video coverage both of which were part of their generous sponsorship package for this historic event.

Other thanks goes to Joe Wambua who provided the props for the event.

All photo credits to Allan Victor of Arongoey Photography.  For more photos see Photos from Mehul Gohil v Bryan Toboso Match.

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