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Nigel Short lecture and simul


A crowd of around 100 enjoyed Nigel Short’s lecture in Sydney on Tuesday night (22 March 2016). He analysed two of his recent games from the Ballarat Begonia tournament, interspersing them with fragments from previous games, anecdotes and insights.

It was good to see a number of people who had been absent from the chess scene for a while, together with Norths Chess Club regulars and new faces.

There were no quick knock-downs in the simul and after two-and-a-half hours all games were still in progress. The last game concluded at around midnight with Nigel amassing a score of 27 wins and 3 draws. As usual, the grandmaster ‘got’ a number of his opponents in the endgame! Congratulations to David Marsh, David James and Clive Ng for achieving the draws.

It was an enjoyable evening and great for Norths Chess Club to be able to host an event that brought chess players from across the Sydney region together.

The drawn games can be viewed in the Chesschat thread @ http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?16219-Nigel-Short-lecture-and-simul-Sydney-March-22-2016&p=408401&viewfull=1#post408401

The full playing field was:



ACFFIDE
BlairMandla22242132
BarakAtzmon Simon21552107
KimAnderson21102094
GarethCharles20562037
CliveNg20412007
ChristopherBall19221945
StevenRares1868
CedricKoh18211845
Stephen JGarner17931865
VasilTulevski17551849
MichaelPogrebinsky1660
ClariseKoh16541441
MarkWilson16491745
George Morgan16301297
MaxMikkelsen15861705
PadmanabhanSundararajan1584
RexSimmonds15831704
DarrenCurtis15531411
GorownyPrice1553
ChristopherTaffard15431633
DavidMarsh15011673
DavidJames15001619
LukeMarsh14691745
KevinShen13991562
DannyMarcusson13621526
AleksyGinovic11231327
GregMoney1082
SebastianBracks923
MatthewLeurs

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