Congratulations to Paul Bielby who won the Accelerated Dragon themed blitz with 6.5/7. Well done to Michael Allen and Bede Porter who finished joint second with 5.5/7.
Next Thursday’s theme is the Chigorin Defence. Play will start with white to move after 1. d4 d5 2. c4 Nc6. Two introductory videos from the St Louis Chess Club in the “Chess Openings Explained” series – one and two. Also a long game commentary from the GingerGM, Simon Williams, where he shares his real time thoughts as he plays a game.