Kings Place Chess Festival - 14th June 2014

Many of our Kent Juniors participated in the Kings Place Chess Festival on Saturday June the 14th which is a FIDE rated rapid play tournament comprising four sections; Open, Major U170, Minor U145 and Amateur U120.

There were many strong performances from all. 

Well done particularly to Anantha Anilkumar who finished second in U170 section, scoring 4.5 points from 6 and ending the day undefeated and to Girinath Haridas who played in the Open section, mixing it with Grand Masters and IMs and finishing with a highly credible 3 out of 6. 

There were also good results from Freddie Hand who played in the U170 section, Ximan Mao and Robert Akeya-Price who both played in the U145 section, and Danyal Warsop and Mikayel Suvaryan who both played in the U120 section.

One of the highlights of the day was the live running commentary of the tournament by our very own chief coach, GM Chris Ward. Chris's commentary not only managed to keep up with the pace of the rapid play across many boards but was filled with many hilarious and witty anecdotes making it a joy for all to listen to. 

Congratulations to GM Matthew Sadler who won the Open section whilst finding the time to talk through each of his rounds with Chris, which was very informative.

Full results can be found on the following link:

Many thanks to all at the Kings Place Chess Festival for putting on such a superb event.