Jonah second (again!) at UK Chess Challenge Terafinal
Jonah fell just short of victory at the UK Chess Challenge this year.
In a change of format, Day 1 was a 6-round rapidplay, with top 4 progressing to a knockout tournament on Day 2 and the rest continuing their Swiss event. As there were generous girls prizes there was still lots to play for on Day 2.
Jonah managed to get through to the knockout for the U18s despite losing a game, then won the semi-final. In the final the match was tied after two games, so the match went to an Armageddon tiebreak – white has 5 mins to black's 4, but white has to win to win the match. Jonah got black but found it too fast to hold to the top seed, Koby Kalavannan.
Other West Nottingham players also made it through to the final stage:
Adi Munshi scored 5.5/10 in the U18s section. Anita Somton scored 4.5/10 which was second place in the U14 Girls tournament.
Susie Wang finished on 4/10 in the U14s.
A report and link to the results for each section is on the UK Chess Challenge website.
Don't forget, it will all be starting again in the Spring, look out for more details!