Kings Place Chess Festival, Saturday 15th June 2013

Dear Friends,

Please find here the pgn files of the top board games from yesterday's Kings Place Chess Festival, the top section of which was won by GM Gawain Jones with 5.5/6 - he won the £1000 top prize, followed by GM David Howell and GM Alexandre Dgebuadze with 5/6 winning £250 each followed by GM Mark Hebden, IM Alexey Slavin and IM Tom Rendle with 4.5/6. 67 played in the Open. 


Open - Major - Minor - Amateur

These are graded by the ECF and FIDE rated.  

Organiser Adam Raoof with Gawain Jones, winner of the Open

Thanks to Sue Maroroa for the photo above, to Brendan O'Gorman for these photos - and to John Upham of the British Chess Magazine for his coverage and lovely photos.

The Major was won by Tom Middleton, Joao Santos and Natasha Regan with 5/6 and £50 each; 43 played

The Minor by Freddie Hand with 5.5/6 (£100) followed by Dipak Shah, Genga Selvarattinam and Erika Orsagova with 4.5/6 (£17 each); 36 played

The Amateur by Harunobu Oyama with 5.5/6 (£100) followed by David Bluestone and Paul Fischer with 5/6 (£25 each); 41 played

187 people played in the event, and we think this is the largest and strongest event in London for decades and the success of which also led to a last minute panic - thanks to Malcolm Pein of Chess in Schools and Communities for lending us more clocks.

Thanks to Geoff Gammon, Matthew Carr and Tim Dickinson for their superb arbiting throughout the day, and Dave Clayton for the live games coverage, and Julian Hodgson and Lawrence Trent for their entertaining commentary, and Nick Murphy for being the MC.  Thanks to Kings Place for hosting us, and Stephen Carpenter and Peter Millican for the hospitality.  Thanks to the English Chess Federation for the loan of the equipment. Thanks to Ben Keohane for his performance in the Rotunda restaurant during the lunch break!

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Best wishes

Adam Raoof

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