FM Adam Taylor came to Bury St Edmunds this evening to give a Simul against ten of the best Bury Knights members. His opponents’ grades ranged from 129 down to 16. They were no match for Adam, who swept them all aside within an hour and a quarter.
He then proceeded to run through one of the games (against Jaden Jermy), which proved very instructive.
Before the event started, Adam pointed out that his ECF grade, now over 200, was below 100 seven years ago, when he was 11 years old. Several of his opponents today are younger than that, so they were able to see that anything is possible.
In the photo above, the ten opponents are (clockwise around the boards): Adam John, Jaden Jermy, Alan John, Ralph Martin, Aaron Saenz, Mario Saenz, Amy John, Tia Martin, Tom Roy and Toby Martin.