Stephen Gordon, the sole England participant at the 2013 European Individual Chess Championships which is taking place in Legnica, Poland between 4 and 17 May 2013, is being supported at this event by the Friends.
The official tournament website can be found here.
Stephen’s results to date have been as follows.
Round 1 (5 May) – W v Dimitrios Pappelis (GRE) 2055 – win
Round 2 (6 May) – B v GM Illya Nyzhnyk (UKR) 2635 – win
Round 3 (7 May) – W v GM Dmitry Jacovenko (RUS) 2731 – draw
Round 4 (8 May) – B v GM Vladislav Tkachiev (FRA) 2632 – loss
Round 5 (9 May) – W v GM Arman Pashikian (ARM) 2603 – loss
Round 6 (10 May) – B v WGM Jolanta Zawadzka (POL) 2383 – draw
Round 7 (11 May) – W v FM Alan Tate (SCO) 2264 – win
Round 8 (13 May) – B v GM Daniel Fridman (GER) 2648 – win
Round 9 (14 May) – B v GM Mateusz Bartel (POL) 2619 – loss
Round 10 (15 May) – W v GM Bartosz Socko (POL) 2647 – draw
Round 11 (16 May) B v GM Liviu-Dieter Nisipeanu (ROU) 2679 – loss
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Sarah is a Chemistry undergraduate at Bristol University currently rated 2065 who was a member of the England women’s team at the 2010 Olympiad, finishing unbeaten with a score of 7½/9. For the second time, the Friends are supporting her summer programme, in which she is seeking WIM norms and the retention of her place in the England team. The programme includes:
Gatwick Open (17th-19th June)
Big Slick (25th June – 3rd July)
Scottish Championships (9th-17th July)
British Championships (24th July – 5th August)
Uxbridge (10th-14th August)
Harlaam BDO Championships (20th-28th August)
Paington Chess Congress (4th-10th September)
IM Adam Hunt has so far achieved two GM norms. The Friends are supporting him while he takes a year off his job from July 2011 to try to achieve the GM title by obtaining a third norm and getting his rating sufficiently high. The programme that Adam envisages includes the Artemis Cup and Paleohora in July, the 1st Metropolitan Open in August, the Singapore Open and Queenstown.