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Blitz night

This week the Club indulged in some blitz fun with the first of two nights contested for the Blitz Cup. After 8 rounds of 3 minute per side action, last year’s co-winner David Paul looks well on track to retain his hold on this trophy, with an impressive 7.5 out of 8. In second equal place was Guy Burns and Brandon Holman on 6. See results here.

Special mention to junior member Valera (pictured above), who was very unlucky not to come away with a great upset win over David in Round 5, with a single misstep in the endgame that would have otherwise seen his pawn queen and win. Nevertheless, a good effort ending up as first placed junior with 3 wins from 6 rounds played.

Next week sees the first night of the Leo Eichholtz Trophy. Two rounds of 25 m + 5 s games.