After Magnus Carlsen, the World Champion lost the following game he withdrew from The Sinquefield Cup; possibly the most prestigious invitation event in chess. He then issued a strange tweet which contained vague insinuations.
Will we ever know whether
Magnus threw his toys out of the pram after losing to the lowest rated competitor?
Suspects Hans Niemann of cheating during the game?
Thinks that a member of his team passed Niemann his opening preparation?
Without any evidence it does smack of a bad loser, anyway here is the game
The final club event of last season saw a close battle between the two stars of the season in the KnockOut final. After an exciting and very close battle Dominic Blundell was victorious and wins the John Cousens Vase
After a very long tournament we have a new Club Champion
Congratulations to Manoj Natarajan
The Club Championship was, as always, tough and hotly contested and Manoj was the player able to rise above all challengers, all tricky positions and claim the crown.
Manoj played superbly throughout the season, both in this tournament and when representing Broadstairs in team matches. Manoj played many super games on his way to victory and he has chosen the following game to best show his skills and style. Fittingly this was the final game of the Championship and both players were aware that a victory would guarantee that Manoj would be the Champ.
Congratulations to Paul Verrall, winner of the Broadstairs Summer Swiss.
Paul has been a very valuable club member this season, playing whenever possible and improving quickly. Paul was a very deserved winner of the Summer Swiss and will be a dangerous opponent, for everyone, next season