Sunday 28 January 2018

Bashing the Sicilian

I've featured a couple of wins by WIM Heather Richards from Gibraltar, and now it is the turn for WFM Alana Chibnall to take the spotlight. She looks to have won the Under 2000 prize in the Challengers A Event (Harry Press narrowly missed out on this last year), and while she is finding the Masters a little tougher, she did score a good win over a much higher rated opponent in round 2.
Meanwhile Heather Richards outplayed a strong IM in round 3 of the Masters and look to have finished as the best female player in the Challengers. Both players are performing well above their ratings and hopefully this good form will continue into the second week of the festival.

Chibnall,Alana (1906) - Van Zyl-Rudd,Jack (2197) [A00]
Tradewise Gibraltar Chess Festival 2018 Caleta Hotel, Gibraltar (2.124), 24.01.2018

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