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Kāpiti Club rapid competition heats up

Some great match ups this week as the Club moved into Rounds 3 and 4 of its annual 25 + 5 rapid competition for the Leo Eichholtz Board. Gordon Lyall made it 2 from 2 again with wins over Geoffrey Gunawan and Pavlo Chudinov, and leads on 4 points at this halfway stage. David Scott also took 2 from 2 against John Whibley and Brandon Holman to be a point behind on 3. Both his games had a element of luck, with John, under great time pressure, missing a likely draw, while Brandon gave David a lesson in how not to play his favoured London – with a super advantage after just 6 or 7 moves (see game here). A large pack, comprising most of the rest of the players, are sitting third on 2 points, testament to the close strength of the competition. See full standings here.

Photo: Down to the final seconds of an exciting last game of Round 3. Geoffrey Gunawan pushes Club Champion Gordon Lyall, but Gordon prevails.

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