GM Cherniaev wins February blitz!

Friday 3 February, 2023

The February edition of our FIDE Blitz was held last night at the Cumberland Club. The number of entries virtually doubled on the day, taking the total to 37 competitors!

GM Alex Cherniaev scored 6/6 to win the event and £36, ahead of Ben Keohane and Gary Senior, who won the second prize (£18) and highest Hendon Member prize (£20) respectively. Congratulations to them!

Well done also to Avy Dasgupta, who scored a creditable 4½/6.

Full standings:

  • 1: GM Alexander Cherniaev (6/6)
  • 2-3: Gary Senior, Ben Keohane (5/6)
  • 4: Avyukt Dasgupta (4½/6)
  • 5-9: Gopakumar Siddharth, Gregory Mostyn, David Amior, AGM Ramos Javier Cabrera, Ezra Brass (4/6)
  • 10-15: Jacob D Yoon, Vincent Sagues, Maxim Dunn, Harry Bryant, Ivan Omelchenko, Orest Stus (3½/6)
  • 16-25: Sandy Storey, Kishan Pattni, Lior Yedid, Jean-Claude Sartenaer, David Lawson, David Morgan, Andrew Jacobs, Alex Baroukh, Daniel Barnes, Farhad Taghiyev (3/6)
  • 26: Caitano Demelo (2½/6)
  • 27-33: Barry A H David, Kunal Ramchandani, Mark Hutchinson, Maximo Pollack, Faye Ainscow, Abhijeet Joshi, Julien Saada (2/6)
  • 34-36: Salvatore Pepe, Arun Mahtani, Tom Garcia (1½/6)
  • 37: Oscar Orman (1/6)

Full results available here.

Many thanks to Adam and Lance for running the tournament! See you in March!