Saturday, 21 June 2014

Club Championship - part 3

The final of the club championship was between two players taking part in the event for the first time - Eldar and Nathan. During the game both players held the advantage at different stages but Eldar managed to win - maintaining his unbeaten season.

In the game (shown below) Black obtained a strong, probably winning, advantage in the opening but White slowly equalised as the game went on. Two inaccurate moves by Black let White go into a won endgame. Black made winning the endgame tricky but accurate play from White avoided any chance of Black snatching the draw.

The top 8 in the club championship were (19 players took part):

1stEldar Lachinov (ungraded)
2ndNathan Barnes (ungraded)
3rdMark Johnson (49)
4thBrian Remmer (109)
5thMartin Harris (139)
6th=Phil Daley (124)
6th=Pete Smith (122)
8thJohn Duff-Cole (90)

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