7 May 2017
Philip May shared 2nd prize in the Minor Tournament at the congress in Harrogate over the weekend of 5-7 July. He won 4 of his games in the 6-round event. (If he had beaten Sam Playford in the final round he would have been sharing 1st prize.) This was Philip’s first congress prize money since moving to Yorkshire and joining Limewood, which made it a particular cause for celebration.
Three other Limewood members also played in the congress and all three scored a creditable 3 points each.
One Limewood player enjoyed the shortest game in the entire congress – mate in 12.
His opponent, with the white pieces, essayed the Bird’s Opening. Only to find he’d got a turkey.
You can play it through here at a rather short game
The event took place in the sumptuous surroundings of the Old Swan Hotel and was organised by Castle Chess, a group of enthusiasts who run several other small congresses around the country. A good and friendly event – recommended when it returns later this year.