Sunday, June 25, 2017

South Potteries Rapidplay Championship

The 3rd South Potteries Rapidplay Championship was held at the club today and, in spite of a couple of late withdrawals, it was a very successful event. IM Lawrence Cooper was the winner, following an Armageddon game against Jacob Boswell, after they had tied on 5/6. Max and Kasian were joint 5th with 3/5, whilst I languished in joint 10th with 2.5/5. To the amusement of the whole room, I threw away a game against Les Hall while I was 2 Rooks and 2 Pawns up. I got distracted while he was trying to convince Matthew Carr, the Arbiter, that he had a draw by repetition (which he didn't !!) and put one of my Rooks on a square that gave him stalemate !! Stuart in particular found the whole scenario hilarious and was taking the p*** out of me for the rest of the day. You can click here to view the final table. Click here to view gallery of photos from the event.