The 47th Thanet Chess Congress took place last weekend August 19th-21st at Canterbury Christ Church University in Broadstairs. Congratulations to Alan Merry of Bury St Edmund’s Chess Club who took first place in the Open with 4½/5, and to our own Ian Hames who finished joint first in the Major with Kevin Smyth of Folkestone on 4/5. The Intermediate section resulted in a three-way tie between David Gilbert (DHSS), Derek Hadley (Greater London) and Gavin Josephs (Dartford and Swanley) with 3½/5, and the Minor was won by Alan Fraser (Beckenham and Bromley) with 4½/5. All the results can accessed by clicking here and I hope to feature some of the winning games in the near future. In the meantime, here is a neat finish from the Intermediate by Michael Page, once of this parish and now of Reading Chess Club.

White: Michael Page (129)           Black: Lee Brockwell (117)

Thanet Chess Congress 2016

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