March Blitz Results

The blitz tournament held on Thursday 7 March, played at our faster rate of 3 minutes plus 2 seconds increment, was won by Brian Gallagher with 8 points out of 9. Second equal were Sam Cassels and Pete Morriss, on 7 points. The rating prize was won by Badr Salah who scored 6 points (which also made him fourth equal). There are two things here worth commenting on. First, Sam came all the way from the USA to play in this tournament. (OK: to be more truthful, he was here anyway, on holiday. We will be happy to welcome him back to the club when he returns to Ireland, which we hope is soon.) Second, Badr’s performance to win the rating prize was outstanding: he played all of the top three, and beat two of them, and did so convincingly.

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