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The second of the NICS Alan Burns Grandprix

On February 28th chess players gathered at the Civil Service Social Club a lovely venue with good food followed by an afternoon of intense chess...

This series of tournaments is a celebration of chess and one of its passionate players - Alan Burns.

We alternate a Sunday afternoon of intense chess (15mins) and then one of lacksidasical ( 20mins with 5sec increment). Players can enjoy the excellent lunches in the relaxing surrounds of the Pavillion Restaurant.

The chess is fun. The games are still a series of beautiful positions, attacking openings, tactical middles games and challenging complex endgames. Art in motion.

This afternoon was an intense with 8 rounds following in quick sucession.

Round 1

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name             Loc  Total 
 
 1 John Bradley          1695 [0]      0:1    Nigel Telford    1405 [0]   
 2 CJ Murphy             1267 [0]      0:1    Brendan Jamison  1648 [0]   
 3 Robert Lavery         1581 [0]      1:0    Colin Fenton     1227 [0]   
 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1141 [0]      1:0    David Jackson    1506 [0]   
 5 Mikhail Pavlov        1500 [0]      1:0    Dmitry Zelenchuk 1090 [0]   
 6 Daniil Zelenchuk       900 [0]      0:1    Martin Kelly     1468 [0]   
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Some early upsets with Adrian Dornford-Smith beating David Jackson and Nigel Telford winning over John Bradley. Making the tournament interestingly open.

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Round 2

No Name             Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total 
 
 1 Brendan Jamison  1648 [1]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1141 [1]   
 2 Martin Kelly     1468 [1]      0:1    Robert Lavery         1581 [1]   
 3 Nigel Telford    1405 [1]      0:1    Mikhail Pavlov        1500 [1]   
 4 Colin Fenton     1227 [0]      0:1    John Bradley          1695 [0]   
 5 David Jackson    1506 [0]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk       900 [0]   
 6 Dmitry Zelenchuk 1090 [0]      0:1    CJ Murphy             1267 [0]  

Daniil Zelenchuk the lowest rated beats David Jackson over 600 points different. Daniil has been playing in the chess league for Ballynafiegh and his game is on the way up.

Round 3

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name            Loc  Total 
 
 1 Robert Lavery         1581 [2]      0:1    Brendan Jamison 1648 [2]   
 2 Mikhail Pavlov        1500 [2]      0:1    John Bradley    1695 [1]   
 3 CJ Murphy             1267 [1]     .5:.5   Martin Kelly    1468 [1]   
 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1141 [1]      0:1    Nigel Telford   1405 [1]   
 5 Daniil Zelenchuk       900 [1]      1:0    Colin Fenton    1227 [0]   
 6 Dmitry Zelenchuk      1090 [0]      0:1    David Jackson   1506 [0]  

Daniil continues to gain points. Whilst Brendan remains undefeated with 3 out of 3. Cahal Murphy gets a good result against Martin Kelly.

Round 4

No Name            Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total 
 
 1 Brendan Jamison 1648 [3]      1:0    Mikhail Pavlov        1500 [2]   
 2 John Bradley    1695 [2]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk       900 [2]   
 3 Nigel Telford   1405 [2]      0:1    Robert Lavery         1581 [2]   
 4 David Jackson   1506 [1]      1:0    CJ Murphy             1267 [1.5] 
 5 Martin Kelly    1468 [1.5]    1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1141 [1]   
 6 Colin Fenton    1227 [0]      1:0    Dmitry Zelenchuk      1090 [0]  

Daniil doesn't just gain points but beats the highest rated player in the tournament. Gaining the Giant Slayer prize.

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Round 5

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name             Loc  Total 
 
 1 Daniil Zelenchuk       900 [3]      0:1    Brendan Jamison  1648 [4]   
 2 Robert Lavery         1581 [3]      0:1    John Bradley     1695 [2]   
 3 Nigel Telford         1405 [2]      1:0    Martin Kelly     1468 [2.5] 
 4 Mikhail Pavlov        1500 [2]      0:1    David Jackson    1506 [2]   
 5 CJ Murphy             1267 [1.5]    0:1    Colin Fenton     1227 [1]   
 6 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1141 [1]      0:1    Dmitry Zelenchuk 1090 [0]  

Daniil earning a place at top table faces the unbeaten (GrandMaster slayer) Brendan Jamison, but fails to win.

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Round 6

No Name             Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total 
 
 1 Brendan Jamison  1648 [5]      1:0    Nigel Telford         1405 [3]   
 2 David Jackson    1506 [3]      0:1    Robert Lavery         1581 [3]   
 3 John Bradley     1695 [3]      1:0    CJ Murphy             1267 [1.5] 
 4 Dmitry Zelenchuk 1090 [1]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk       900 [3]   
 5 Martin Kelly     1468 [2.5]    1:0    Mikhail Pavlov        1500 [2]   
 6 Colin Fenton     1227 [2]      1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1141 [1] 

A family game. Daniil v Dmitry. The younger Zelenchuk wins.

Round 7

No Name             Loc  Total  Result   Name                  Loc  Total 
 
 1 John Bradley     1695 [4]      0:1    Brendan Jamison       1648 [6]   
 2 Robert Lavery    1581 [4]      1:0    Daniil Zelenchuk       900 [4]   
 3 Dmitry Zelenchuk 1090 [1]      0:1    Martin Kelly          1468 [3.5] 
 4 Nigel Telford    1405 [3]      1:0    David Jackson         1506 [3]   
 5 Mikhail Pavlov   1500 [2]      1:0    Colin Fenton          1227 [3]   
 6 CJ Murphy        1267 [1.5]    1:0    Adrian Dornford-Smith 1141 [1]  

 

 

Round 8

No Name                  Loc  Total  Result   Name             Loc  Total 
 
 1 Brendan Jamison       1648 [7]      1:0    Martin Kelly     1468 [4.5] 
 2 Robert Lavery         1581 [5]      1:0    Dmitry Zelenchuk 1090 [1]   
 3 Daniil Zelenchuk       900 [4]      1:0    Nigel Telford    1405 [4]   
 4 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1141 [1]      0:1    John Bradley     1695 [4]   
 5 David Jackson         1506 [3]     .5:.5   Colin Fenton     1227 [3]   
 6 CJ Murphy             1267 [2.5]    0:1    Mikhail Pavlov   1500 [3]  

 

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Standings

Place Name Rtg Score M-book. Book. Progr. 
 
  1   Brendan Jamison       1648 8        25.0  32.0   36.0 
  2   Robert Lavery         1581 6        25.5  34.5   26.0 
 3-4  Daniil Zelenchuk       900 5        26.5  35.5   22.0 
      John Bradley          1695 5        25.0  34.0   21.0 
  5   Martin Kelly          1468 4.5      22.5  31.5   21.0 
 6-7  Nigel Telford         1405 4        28.0  37.0   20.0 
      Mikhail Pavlov        1500 4        23.0  32.0   18.0 
 8-9  Colin Fenton          1227 3.5      21.0  28.0   12.5 
      David Jackson         1506 3.5      20.0  27.0   15.5 
 10   CJ Murphy             1267 2.5      21.5  30.5   12.0 
11-12 Adrian Dornford-Smith 1141 1        23.0  32.0    8.0 
      Dmitry Zelenchuk      1090 1        23.0  30.0    4.0

Brendan finishes the day with the unbeaten score of 8 out of 8. Followed by Robert Lavery. Daniil Zelenchuk wins the grading prize and for a rating of 900 gains an outstanding 3rd place and everybody enjoyed a great afternoon of chess, See you at the next tournament on April 10th same time and same place. All details press here.

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