Results: 3rd Kings Place Festival, 11 July 2015

Round 1 (photo by Mark Jordan)


3rd Kings Place Festival, 11 July 2015
The strongest one-day rapidplay in the UK
260 players over 5 sections, over £2200 in prizes, trophies and books - CLICK THE RELEVANT HEADINGS BELOW FOR CROSSTABLES
www.kingsplace.co.uk/chess

"probably the best chess venue in London" Grandmaster Aaron Summerscale
"We have had the opportunity to travel around the world in various Youth, Schools and Open tournaments...this tournament was one of the best organised tournaments we have experienced" 
S.L. (India)
"A superb one day Rapidplay, great location, well organized, and a spacious and comfortable environment to enjoy over-the-board chess and watch some master games. One criticism we have to wait a year until the next one." 
 T Jefferies
4th and 5th editions are planned for Saturday 9th July 2016 and 8th July 2017

Click: OPEN (Arbiter: Tim Dickinson)
Grandmasters Luke McShane and Gawain Jones 5.5/6 £750.00 each
Grading Under 210: Rob Eames, Chris Brisoe, Natasha Regan 4/6 £17.00 each
Grading Under 180: Chris Davison 4/6, £50.00

Click: MAJOR Under 170 (Arbiter: Tim Dickinson)
1st Helge Hjort 5.5/6 £100
2nd Matthew Peat 5/6 £50.00
Grading Under 155 - Amardip Ahluwalia 4.5/6, £50.00

Click: MINOR Under 145 (Arbiter: Geoff Gammon)
Erika Orsagova and David McNish 5/6 and £75 each
Grading Prize Under 130: Gantcho Ganev, Laurentiu Turcan, Gary Reynolds and Eric Fixmer £12.50 each

Click: AMATEUR Under 120 (Arbiter: Geoff Gammon)
Siddanth Lohia 6/6 £100.00
Sebastian Taylor, Noah Shapiro and Rory McLean £17.00 each
Grading Prize Under 90: Eoghan Tucker £50.00, 4.5/6

Click: MY FIRST TOURNAMENT Under 85 (Arbiter: Michael Flatt)
1st - Saidmurodov, Shahjahon 6/6 and a trophy
=2nd - James Merriman 5/6 and a trophy
=2nd - Shreyas Royal 5/6 and a trophy
3rd - Steven Jardine 5/6 on tiebreak

Live Games: Dave Clayton
Commentary: GM Chris Ward, Nick Murphy

6th ICF "Terre degli Elimi" - Erice Sicily 28 July-4 August 2015


6th International Chess Festival “Terre degli Elimi”
This summer in Sicily there will be the 6th "Terre degli Elimi", the most important international chess festival of the island.
It will be an intense high-level chess week from July 28th to August 4th! Erice is a magic ancient place and in the free time you are able to visit places of incomparable beauty and charm as Segesta, the Egadi Islands, Zingaro, Scopello. To arrive in Erice, can reach Trapani (Vincenzo Florio airport)  or Palermo (Borsellino Airport) by plane with daily Ryanair flights offering direct connections from leading Italian and European airports (Paris, London, Barcellona - Girona, Bratislava, Frankfurt Hann, Charleroi Eindhoven, Kaunas, Krakow, Warsaw ecc.) at very cheap prices.
And all this without suffering from the summer sultriness thanks to the microclimate of the mountaintop!

The Festival includes:
- a main tournament A Open, in 9 rounds, for players rated >1800;
- a secondary B Open, in 9 rounds too, for players < 2000
-  a promotional C Open, in 8 rounds, for players < 1500.

The tournaments will be held July 28th to August 4th in the halls of the Sales palace in Erice.
The Open A will be valid for international norms of FM, IM and GM. The total prize money will be more of 3500 €.

Play with the masters
GM
Imre Hera
Hungary
2593
GM
Danyyil Dvirnyy
Italy
2560
GM
Fabien Libiszewski
France
2550
IM
Sergei Matsenko
Russia
2505
GM
Salvador Alonso
Argentina
2505
GM
Denes Boros
Hungary
2462
IM
Sabrina Vega Gutierrez
Spain
2380
IM
Sophie Milliet
France
2390
IM
Daniel Contin
Italy
2296
FM
Andrei Matsenko
Russia
2303
WIM
Amalia Aranaz Murillo
Spain
2287
FM
Mario Ferro
Italy
2303
-M
Gabriele Sardo
Italy
2211
-M
Federico Madiai
Italy
2230
-M
Riccardo Marzaduri
Italy
2163
WFM
Alessia Santeramo
Italy
2085
-M
Girolamo Valguarnera
Italy
2079
FM
Giuseppe Fabiano
Italy
2011
WFM
Maria Teresa Arnetta
Italy
2012
WFM
Elena Matsenko
Russia
1996
WFM
Roberta Messina
Italy
1960


























If you have never come to Sicily or like to play with the masters Erice may finally be the right time!
See you soon!
For info, accommodation and reservations write to webmaster@ericescacchi.it (Alessandro Monaco)
We look forward! You will be welcome!

Contacts
Organizer: Alessandro Monaco - webmaster@ericescacchi.it - mobile phone +39 3343114606
All details on international official website http://elimi.ericescacchi.it
Facebook page of Terre degli Elimi http://www.facebook.com/Terre.Elimi?ref=hl


Here is a list of FIDE registered tournaments in England. There will be a separate entry for each section of each event (e.g. Golders Green Rapidplay = 4 sections, 4 registrations). If you see any of mine missing, do let me know! 

Scroll down to the bottom to access the archive of events. 

Only games where at least one of the players has a published standard FIDE rating will be rated, and included in the rating calculations of the unrated player. Where both players are rated, the game will affect both players and will be included in the calculations for both players.

previously on chess circuit...

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