Saturday, 8 August 2009

Howell wins British Championship

18 year old GM David Howell has won this years British Championship. His last round opponent was Australian IM Gary Lane, as a drew was all the required (and possibly all that Lane desired), 19 moves were played before they shook hands. GM's Hebden and Williams finished equal 2nd while IM Richard Palliser had a wonderful tournament, finishing outright 4th.
Full results can be found here.
Palliser secured 4th place with a final round brilliancy against White Rose team mate GM Peter Wells.

Palliser,R (2413) - Wells,P (2498) [D37]
96th ch-GBR Torquay ENG (11), 07.08.2009

1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 e6 3.Nf3 d5 4.Nc3 dxc4 5.e4 Bb4 6.Bg5 c5 7.Bxc4 cxd4 8.Nxd4 Bxc3+ 9.bxc3 Qa5 10.Bb5+ Nbd7 11.Bxf6 Qxc3+ 12.Kf1 gxf6 13.Nf5 Qe5 14.Nd6+ Kf8 15.g3 Nc5 16.f4 Qc3 17.e5 fxe5 (D)
18.Qh5 Qxa1+ 19.Kg2 Qb2+ 20.Kh3 Ke7 21.Rd1 Bd7 22.Qg5+ f6 23.Qg7+ Kd8 24.Qxh8+ Kc7 25.Qxa8 exf4 26.Bxd7 1-0

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