Silas Peck completed an excellent performance in the London Chess Classic FIDE Open, which concluded this evening. He finished on 50% (4½/9) with a tournament performance of 1990. He will gain 57 much-deserved rating points, which will improve his live rating to 1919. Having beaten two players rated over 2000 and drawn with another, it surely won’t be long before Silas himself reaches the ‘magic’ 2000.
Bury’s Anita Somton played in the Northwick Park Major (u155) tournament in Harrow over the weekend. She scored 50% with a grading performance of 144. Still only ten years old, she is certainly a great prospect for Suffolk chess.
Mark Gray scored 3/5 to finish in joint 11th place in the Weekend Classic Open.