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Harrogate Chess Club at the British Chess Championships

posted 12 Aug 2018, 06:01 by Andrew Zigmond
The 2018 British Chess Championships were held at the city hall in Hull, the closest they have been to home since Sheffield 2011. While Hull was perhaps not a destination venue in the same way as Llandudno 2017 was the Hull & District Association rose to occasion and collaborated with the English Chess Federation to put on a championship to remember. The highlight of their program was a living chess demonstration outside the venue on Wednesday. Initially this was a prepared game but expanded to enable play in real time. Mate Ther was watching and the organisers invited him to take on a local player and Mate duly stole the show, winning an instructive game fought to the last pawn and containing several promotions, done with good humour throughout.

Mate managed to juggle this with score 3.5/7 in the Under 16s (played in the morning) and 3.5/5 in the U2050 (afternoon). Other Harrogate participants were Douglas McKerracher in the Over 65s (2/5/7) and Andrew Zigmond (4/5 in the Soanes weekender and 2/5 in the U1750.

The attached files show Mate in action.
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