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Edinburgh Chess Congress Results 2016

St Thomas of Aquin's High School

April 8th - 10th 2016

Our second year in our new venue of St Thomas of Aquin's High School in Chalmers Street next to the Meadows. An excellent venue with good facilities and parking

We are again greatly indebted to David Stewart for continuing to organise the event.

 

Report by David Stewart

Prizewinners list:

Premier

1st (£500) IM Vitalijs Samolins (Polytechnic) 4½/5  
2nd= (£50 each) GM Ketevan Arakhamia - Grant (Edinburgh West) 4/5  
  FM Neil Berry (Edinburgh) "  
  FM Alan Tait (Wandering Dragons) "  
  Neil Thomson (Giffnock) "  
  FM Jesper Lauridsen (Denmark)    
Grading Prize: (under 2100) (£25 each) Ubong Archibong (Grangemouth) 3½/5  
  Michael Green (Dumfries) "  
Grading Prize: (under 1900) (£20 each) WFM Joy Durno (Newmachar) 3/5  
  Chris James (Dunbar) "  
  Andrew Newton (St Andrews) "  
East of Scotland Championship Trophy (£50) GM Keti Aakhamia - Grant (Edinburgh West) 4/5  
  FM Neil Berry (Edinburgh) "  
  FM Alan Tait (Wandering Dragons) "  
Edinburgh Evening News Cup (£30) Euan Gray (Bon Accord) 3/5  
 

Challengers Event

1st= (£110 each) Donald Heron (Wandering Dragons) 4/5  
  Euan Taylor (Wandering Dragons) "  
Grading Prize (£15 each) Siddharth Berera (Tiger Cubs) 3½/5  
  Neil Irving (Bon Accord) "  
 

Major Event

1st (£150) David Potts (Bellshill) 4/5  
2nd = (£10 each) Nikos Argyroudis (Dumfries) 3½/5  
  William Clinton (Livingston resident) "  
  James Watson (Polytechnic) "  
  Dean Whittaker (Edinburgh) "  
  Stuart Marchbank (Dumfries) "  
  Keith Aitchison (Edinburgh) "  
  Charles Nisbet (Pentland Hills) "  
  Calum McGillivray (Edinburgh) "  
Grading Prize: (£10 each) Adam Walkowiak (Wandering Dragons) 3/5  
  Alan Armstrong (Kelso) "  
  Robin Murray (Bank of Scotland) "  
 

Bishops Event

1st= (£150) John Phillips (Northern Ireland) 4½/5  
2nd = Bill Hepburn (Corstorphine) 4/5  
  Stuart McKinney (Gorgie Dalry) "  
  Marco D'Alessio (Lenzie) "  
Grading prize (£30) Desmond  Rowan     (Giffnock) 3/5  
 

Knights Event

1st= (£110 each) James Melvin (Bank of Scotland) 4½/5  
  Liam Tang (Lenzie) "  
Grading Prize (£15 each) Kevin Lamb (England) 3/5  
  David Shenton (Edinburgh resident) "  
         

Special Prizes

       
Prize Draw (£30) - Winning move Nf5 Robert Mitcheson  (England)    
Giant Killing Prizes (£30)        
Kalyan defeated Colin Paterson 1505 (Phones) a grading difference of 756 pts Kalyan Sai Nandan Kante (North Juniors)    
Peter defeated Andrew Curran 1694  (Inverclyde) a grading difference of 438 pts Peter Doris (Bank of Scotland)    
Most Entertaining Game Prize (£30)        

Ubong Archibong (Grangemouth) 2063 win against David Findlay  (Dundee Victoria) 2155 - Round 3

1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 d6 3 Bc4 Nc6 4 c3 g6 5 b4 Bg7 6 Qb3 Qe7 7 Na3 Bg4 8 d3 Bxf3 9 gxf3 Bh6 10 Be3 Bxe3 11 fxe3 Qh4+ 12 Ke2 Nh6 13 Rag1 Rf8 14 Bd5 Nd8 15 b5 f5 16 Qc4 Kd7 17 Qb4 f4 18 Nc4 Qf6 19 exf4 Qxf4 20 Rg3 Nhf7 21 Na5 Ng5 22 Rf1 Qh4 23 Rf2 Nh3 24 Rxh3 Qxh3 25 Nxb7 Ne6 26 Bc6+ Ke7 27 Qc4 Rxf3 28 Rxf3 Qxh2+ 29 Ke1 Ng5 30 Rf2 Qg1+ 31 Ke2 Rf8 32 Rxf8 Kxf8 33 Nd8 Ke7 34 Qg8 Qg2+ 35 Kd1 Qf1+ 36 Kc2 Qe2+ 37 Kb3 Qd1+ 38 Kc4 Qa4+ 39 Kd5 Qxa2+ 40 c4 Resigns.

 
Best Game Prize (£30)        

Euan Gray (Bon Accord) 1904 win against Carlo Marzano (Italy) 2188 - Round 4 

1 d4 d5 2 c4 c6 3 Nf3 Nf6 4 Nc3 a6 5 c5 Nbd7 6 Qc2 e5 7 e3 g6 8 Be2 e4 9 Nd2 Bg7 10 b4 h5 11 Nb3 h4 12 h3 Nh5 13 Bxh5 Rxh5 14 Ne2 Nf6 15 Nf4 Rh8 16 a4 g5 17 Ne2 Nh5 18 Nc3 f5 19 b5 axb5 20 axb5 Rxa1 21 Nxa1 Rf8 22 Qa4 f4 23 Nc2 Bd7 24 Qa7 Qc8 25 b6 Rf6 26 Na1 f3 27 gxf3 Rxf3 28 Nb3 Rf7 29 Na5 Be6 30 Nb5 cxb5 31 c6 Bf8 32 Bd2 bxc6 33 b7 Rxb7 34 Nxb7 Bxh3 35 Nc5 Bg2 36 Rh2 h3 37 Qh7 Ng7 38 Qg6+ Ke7 39 Bb4 Kd8 40 Qf7 Bd6 41 Ba5+ Bc7 42 Bxc7+ Qxc7 43 Qf8+Ne8 44 Ne6+ Kd7 45 Qf7+ Kd6 46 Nxc7 Nxc7 47 Qf8+ Kd7 48 Qg7+ Kc8 49 Qxg5 Kb7 50 Rxg2 hxg2 51 Qxg2 Kb6 52 f5 exf4 53 Qxf3 b4 with both players short of time Black resigns a few moves later.

 

 

 

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