Saturday, August 08, 2009

GM Howell Wins British

English grandmaster David Howell, 19 years old, is the 2009 British Champion. He was clear first with nine points from 11 games, a half point ahead of equal second place scorers grandmasters Mark Hebden and Simon Williams. Howell completed his event by signing a truce with IM Gary Lane after just 19 moves.

Lane, on the other hand, enjoyed a reasonably good tournament finishing with 7 points overall, the same tally as GM Gawain Jones. Jones suffered back-to-back setbacks in the seventh and eight rounds when he fell to Palliser and Conquest respectively.

Games and tournament details are available on the official site.

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