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Thursday, 1 August 2013

100th British Chess Championship Has Started

The 100th British Chess Championship has already started on 28th of July and will continue till 10th August. The venue is Riviera International Centre, Torquay
There is lot of information on the website of English Chess Federation, you can download games in pgn format here, and you can follow live game here.
In the main competition there are 106 players and besides 12 GM and 11 IM you can see among them several familiar faces from Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire chess competitions like Peter Mercs, Peter Batchelor, Mike Surtees, Jim Burnett and David Coates.
Because the weather is so lovely I did not pay too much time to go through all the games, but one game hit me very quickly. Peter Mercs faced to 12 year old Akshaya Kalaiyalahan. I've already had a pleasure to play against both of these players and I lost to Peter in the same line he played in this game. I also met Akshaya in Brighton 2012. The result was draw, but I did not enjoy the game too much. And I think that the same thing had happened to Peter. Let's have a look at this game.
Dragon line was played by Akshaya and Peter who is well known for his likings in attacking chess is perhaps a surprisingly not a big fan of the Yugoslav variation. He believes in classics.


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