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Leo Eichholtz kicks off

The Club’s annual Leo Eichholtz tournament kicked off this week. These games are played in the ‘rapid’ format of 25 minutes per player with 5 seconds added per move.  The first two rounds saw the top ranked players (Gordon Lyall, Ross Jackson and David Paul) all leading with maximum points, although some were made to work hard. Geoffrey Gunawan, in particular, playing himself nicely into a great position against David Paul, before losing.  David Scott also failing to find a killer blow in his game against David. Results from week 1 here.

The club also welcomed newcomer Ben, who played some competitive games in his first night at the Club – in fact,  nearly upsetting Club Champion, Gordon, in his first club warm-up game!