Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Chess without me!!! :-(

The Sunningdale Chess Congress has just finished and unfortunately I was unable to play due to University placement and work commitments.

The Open was won by Mark Hebden with 6/7 ahead of GM Rausis, GM Arkell and IM Michielsen with 5,5/7! In the Major section the tournament was won by Jonathan Bryant with 6,5/7. He won the first 6 games and had a draw in the last round to secure the tournament win.

Friday, 20 May 2011

Taunton Championship 2011

This year’s Taunton Championship wasn’t a close competition as it was last year when 3 had to fight for the title in a decider rapid play play-off. Last year Mike Richardt emerged as the overall winner ahead of Nick Wilson and Jorge Pineda-Langford.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Last round game of the Taunton Championships 2011

This is my last round game against Nick Wilson in the Taunton Championships 2011. With a win against Nick I still had slim chances to defend my title if Terry Stuttard, to whom I lost in the previous round, loses or draws.
Unfortunately for me Terry won his last round game and is the new Taunton Club Champion 2011. A full report about the Championships will follow at the weekend.
Below is my game against Nick. Not a pretty game but a win. Nick resigned maybe a little bit pre-maturely but last Tuesday (10th May) it was the start of 'The Apprentice' which Nick couldn't miss.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Sun, Greek food, Assignment, Placement and sadly no chess!!!

First I have to apologise for the long break in updating my blog. Life has been really busy since my last entry:
During the week before Easter Laura and I took a break from everything and spend 9 days in Rhodes, then came back the night before the Royal wedding, Hanna, a German friend then stayed over for a few days, I started my placement with the District Nurses and still have to finish my Health Promotion essay.  But let’s start at the beginning: