117 players took part in this year’s Thanet Chess Congress which was held as usual at the Canterbury Christ Church University in Broadstairs.  There were four sections: Minor (U110), Intermediate (U140), Major (U170) and Open. Congratulations to all the prizewinners, especially to David Faldon and Reg Pidduck from Broadstairs who won the senior prizes in the Open and Minor respectively. Michael Page, formerly of Broadstairs Chess Club, came joint second in the Intermediate section.  Many thanks to the Controller, Kevin Thurlow, to Alan Atkinson, whose hard work made the whole thing possible and to John Couzens for his continued sponsorship.  A full list of results can be found by clicking here. I intend I publish a few games from the congress over the next couple of weeks so as Patrick Sartain was quickest off the mark, it is only fair that his game against Gavin Josephs in round three should feature first.  If anyone else would like to have a game published, please type it out – preferably in algebraic notation – in the ‘contact us’ section of the website and I’ll do my best to include it.

White: Patrick Sartain (126)     Black:  Gavin Josephs (126)
Thanet Chess Congress  2015


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