Pein is "King of the Ice"

Thursday 7 January, 2010

International Master Malcolm Pein won January’s ‘King of the Ice’ Blitz tournament. 31 people braved the weather to compete.

31 players defied the snowy weather to compete in the regular Hendon Chess Club ‘First Thursday’ blitz tournament. There were two International Masters, plenty of new visitors from other clubs, and some first-timers, so we must be doing something right.

Malcolm Pein, International Master, owner of the Chess & Bridge Shop and organiser of the recent London Chess Classic took the first prize with 5.5/6, surviving a lost position against Jonathan Rona.

Newcomer Peirisgayan from Sri Lanka, now studying in London, shows great promise and will no doubt be a regular on the tournament circuit. Congratulations to Tim Rogers on being the best Hendon player!

The next event is the Golders Green Rapidplay this Saturday.

Top standings:

  • 1: IM Malcolm Pein (5.5/6) Prize: £30
  • 2: Madushanka Peirisgayan (5/6) Prize: £15
  • 3-5: Tim Rogers, IM Sergey Salov, Albert Ballardini (4.5/6) Prize: £10 Hendon Prize to Tim
  • 6-9: Charlie Fry, Phil Makepeace, Salvatore Pepe, Steven Coles (4/6)
  • 10-12: David Iwi, David Whitehead, Flavio Xausa (3.5/6)
  • 13-19: Jonathon Rona, Barry David, Frank Sabin, Frank Lozano, Petr Limonov, Alistair Macleod, Petr Vachtfeidl (3/6)
  • 20-24: Shane McCabe, Hugh Johnson, Kishan Pattni, Jamie Goodwin, Jonathan Landau (2.5/6)
  • 25-28: Faye Ainscow, Magnus Mischel, Ilan Dwek, Graeme Lennard (2/6)
  • 29-30: Jonathan Pein, Kwong Chai (1/6)
  • 31: Tony Hulstrom (0.5/6)

31 players participated.

Photos on Flickr »