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Monday, 16 July 2012

Claudio Mangione - New Lincolnshire Chess Champion

Claudio Mangione
Claudio Mangione of Grantham Chess Club is new Lincolnshire County Chess Champion
Claudio took over the title from reigning Champion - another Grantham player - Paul Cumbers.
The event took place thanks to tremendous effort of Kevin McCarthy in The Atrium, Lindum Business Park in Lincoln from 14th to 15th July, 2012.
Claudio overplayed his opponents and finished tournament with stunning result 5/5!!! His grading performance was 216.
Below you can see the game when Claudio (193 ECF) faced to former Lincolnshire County Champion - Paul Cumbers (197 ECF). 
An English Opening [A26] and Claudio playing Whites chose for Botvinnik setup. Paul decided to play sharp line with ...h5. Both players followed the game Kasparov-Short from Linares 1990 (see section "Instructive Masterpieces") and then, in the move 14, Claudio came up with certain novelty. Paul castled long and on the board "opposite-flank-attack" scenario emerged. There was the only question remaining: "Who will be faster?"



Full leader board of the tournament is as follows:


No
Name
Club
Grade
R1
R2
R3
R4
R5
Total
SOP
TPR
1
Claudio Mangione
Lincoln
193
16+
19+
14+
3+
6+
5
15
214
2
Samuel Milson
Louth
185
22+
7+
5-
15+
10+
4
12
183
3
Paul Cumbers
Lincoln
197
11+
9+
15+
1-
4=
12½
192
4
Douglas Lindberg
Lincoln
180
12+
15-
22+
8+
3=
10½
181
5
Harry Russell
Louth
176
17=
24+
2+
6-
14+
10½
174
6
Denis Georgiou
Scunthorpe
161
24=
17+
19+
5+
1-
11½
173
7
Herman Kok
Lincoln
152
21+
2-
bye=
13+
11+
10½
160
8
Ayman Hammam
Lincoln
182e
10+
14-
16+
4-
15+
3
9
162
9
Keith Palmer
Louth
171
20+
3-
10-
22+
18+
3
8
154
10
Russell Ludlow
Lincoln
130e
8-
18+
9+
14+
2-
3
9
162
11
Jan Van Gemeren
Spalding
138
3-
13=
21+
16+
7-
7
137
12
Amy Milson
Louth
126
4-
21=
13-
23+
19+
5
125
13
Keith Noons
Barton
109
19-
11=
12+
7-
21+
6
136
14
Allan Marshall
Boston
150
18+
8+
1-
10-
5-
2
9
148
15
Geoff Collyer
Lincoln
147
23+
4+
3-
2-
8-
2
9
158
16
John Box
Lincoln
141e
1-
20+
8-
11-
22+
2
5
137
17
Peter Sherlock
Lincoln
125
5=
6-
bye=
18-
20+
2
5
126
18
John Grasham
Louth
100
14-
10-
24+
17+
9-
2
5
120
19
David O'Neill
Lincoln
157
13+
1-
6-
20=
12-
6
121
20
Neil Milson
Louth
115
9-
16-
23+
19=
17-
4
113
21
Will Grummitt
Grantham
107
7-
12=
11-
bye+
13-
4
94
22
Mike Liddle
Scunthorpe
119e
2-
23+
4-
9-
16-
1
4
111
23
James Derlien
Grimsby
85
15-
22-
20-
12-
bye+
1
1
71
24
Robert Crawshaw
Barton
113
6=
5-
18-
W/D
½
102




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