Four of the world’s top Super-Grandmasters were in Fife this weekend, 24-26th May 2019. World Champion Magnus Carlsen together with Chinese GM Ding Liren, former World Champion Vishy Anand from India as well as Russian former World-Champion contender Sergey Karjakin were at Lindores Abbey, Newburgh, competing in a Rapid-play event. The event was hosted by Lindore Abbey whisky distillery and won by Magnus on 3.5/6. Full reports can be viewed on the Chess Scotland home page as well as on a series of videos on You Tube most notably those of Chess India.
In a tense finish in Rd 5 of the Club Championship Declan Shafi won his match against Alastair Dawson while David Findlay also won a long and bruising encounter with Euan Dawson. The results mean that both share this year’s Club Championship on 4.5/5. Many congratulations to both players.
The final round of the Dundee Club Championship is now underway. With David Findlay having overcome Euan Dawson is a closely fought match, David now sits on 4.5/5. Alastair Dawson (3) is paired against Declan Shafi (3.5) in the final. The result of this match will determine whether Declan ties with David for the championship title or whether David wins the trophy outright.
David Findlay 3.5 (4.5) 1-0 Euan Dawson 3.0 (3.0)
Alastair Dawson 3.0 (3.0) 0-1 Declan Shafi 3.5 (4.5)
Paul Shafi 2.5 (2.5) 0-1 Frank Stevenson 3.0 (4.0)
Ray Flood 2.0 (3.0) 1-0 def. Jim Anderson 2.5 (2.5)
Laurenziu Archip 2.0 (3.0) 1-0 def. Murad Abdulla 2.0 (2.0)
David Sim 2.0 Alan Borwell 2.0
Others: Peter Gibson (1.5) vs Andy; Christine Sim (1) vs Alan Woodcock (1.5); Robert Burnett (1) vs Jean Chalmers (1) and Zdenek Swaczyna (1) vs Norrie Carroll (1).
The Annual Meeting of he Tayside and Fife Chess Association will take place on Tuesday 21st May at Dundee Chess Club, St Peter’s Church, Dundee starting at 7.30 pm. The Annual Meeting of Dundee Chess Club will take place on Tuesday 28th May also at Dundee Chess Club starting at 7.30 pm. The annual prize givings for both organisations will take place on the two respective evenings.