Brian Donnelly at the Kings Head Rapidplay

Brian Donnelly played at the Kings Head Rapidplay earlier this year, with some success. The event was held on the 24th March, 2012, and the top of the table finished as follows:

1st GM Alexander Cherniaev (241) 5.5 points
2nd-4th = GM Stuart Conquest (236)
IM Richard Bates (234)
Rik Thomas (204)
5.0 points
5th-12th = Brian Donnelly (180)
and 7 others
4.5 points

Brian supplied the following report:

I lost to GM Conquest (ex-British Champion) in the first round with Black in an equal game where his attack turned out stronger than mine. Thereafter, I drew with Michael White (205) again with Black; I was a Piece up in a solid, superior position, but only had minutes left so accepted his draw offer. The remaining games I won.

Other Sussex players scores were Feliks Kwiatkowski (195) 4 points and Alan Barton 2.5 points.

I was pleased and surprised by my result as I have not played in a big tournament for years.

This is an annual event and I would recommend it to all Club Members.


Ian Comley's picture

I see you were amongst some very esteemed company - Cherniaev and Conquest...