Mures wins May Blitz

Thursday 7 May, 2009

May’s Hendon Blitz Tournament was won by Hendon’s top board Cristian Mures, with a 100% score, 1½ points clear of the field. Bogdan-Liviu Stefan again took 2nd place, with Petr Limonov and Michael Bennett both taking home prizes for ‘Hendon’s top player’.

Mures - Limonov
Mures - Limonov

Hendon club members again took many of the top places in May’s Blitz Tournament.

Cristian Mures took first place with a 100% score, a full 1½ points clear of Bogdan-Liviu Stefan, who came 2nd. Petr Limonov (pictured in the hat, playing Cristian) and Michael Bennett followed closely, both taking home prizes for ‘Hendon’s best player’. Ex-Hendon member Shane McCabe also tied for 3rd place.

A special mention also for first-timers Mina Thompson and Stephen Gaukrodger, both of whom were new to tournament play. Welcome to the club, and thank you for coming along!

Top standings:

  • 1: Cristian Mures (6/6) Prize: £20
  • 2: Bogdan-Liviu Stefan (4½/6) Prize: £10
  • 3-5: Petr Limonov, Michael Bennett, Shane McCabe (4/6) Prize: £5 each to Petr and Michael for highest Hendon player
  • 6-9: Tony Brown, Jonathan Landau, Frank Sabin, David Iwi (3½/6)
  • 10-13: Chris Jones, Francis Katumwa, Salvatore Pepe, Faye Ainscow (3/6)
  • 14-15: Ivan Valigurskyy, Ray Pliskin (2½/6)
  • 16-17: Raj Bhalla, Kishan Pattni (2/6)
  • 18-19: Graeme Lennard, Mina Thompson (1/6)
  • 20: Stephen Gaukrodger (½/6)

20 players participated.