Three local players entered different sections of the Weekend Classic at the London Chess Classic. Adam Taylor (Manningtree) played in the Open; John Peters (Bury St Edmunds) played in the Under 2000 section; whilst Stephen Pride (Cambridge & Bury St Edmunds) was in the Under 1800 section.
All three played well, recording only one game loss between them. But the best result was by John Peters (pictured right), who was joint winner in the Under 2000 on 4½ points and a rating performance of 2246. John has annotated his first round win, which is shown below.
Adam Taylor took a first round bye, but scored 3½/4 in his remaining games to finish joint second in the Open.
Stephen Pride was on 3½ points after four rounds in the u1800, but sadly lost his final game to finish in joint 8th place.