February Blitz results

There were rather fewer players in the February blitz, held on Thursday 23 February, than there have been over the past few months; nevertheless, many exciting games were played and there were some unexpected results. The grading prize went to Kynesha Ryder, for the second time in three months, with an excellent 4 out of 6. Second place went to Denis Ruchko, with 4½, while the winner, for the second month in a row, was Pete Morriss with 5½ points out of 6. Pete dropped his half point in a wild game with Denis in which he was a piece down for most of the time, before recovering to reach a won ending which he then threw away. Denis’s chances were rather spoiled by losing in the first round to Kynesha, whilst Kynesha dropped points to last month’s grading prize winner Gopal and also Zalan Nemeth, with whom she shared third place, whilst beating fourth seed Jason Rawlinson as well as Denis.

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