YP Article 5 – 14th November 2015

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The British Rapidplay Championships recently took place at Leeds Beckett University. GM Mark Hebden won the event for the seventh time as he shared the title with IM Ameet Ghasi who last won the event in 2000 aged just 13. IMs Simon Ansell (York) and Daniel Fernandez finished half a point behind the winners.

Pawel Golimowski was the sole winner of the Major. Kevin Winter (Bradford) and Mick Connor shared 1st place in the Intermediate while former Bradford player Gonzalo Shoobridge and Juju Samworth-Calver came 1st= in the Minor.

The U11 British trials were won by JD Yoon and Dhruv Easwar. James Lee became the U16 British Rapidplay Champion and Weiming Xu won the U12 prize.

The Winning Move

Ghasi-Hebden, Leeds 2015. In the battle of the top two seeds, how could White have won this crucial game? Last week: 36.Kg2! Rcd8 37.Kg3! White brings his king to join the checkmating attack via f4-g5-h6 and Black must give up a rook to prevent it.

Ghasi-Hebden, Leeds 2015. In the battle of the top two seeds, how could White have won this crucial game?
Last week: 36.Kg2! Rcd8 37.Kg3! White brings his king to join the checkmating attack via f4-g5-h6 and Black must give up a rook to prevent it.