While Dylan already had the 2018 Blitz Grand Prix title sealed before last night’s final round, behind him things were very tight indeed, with the rest of the top three only being decided in the final round.
A reminder to all that the final round of the blitz grand prix will take place tonight from 8pm. Prizes will be given out straight afterwards.
We had advertised earlier in the week that the last round of the Blitz Grand Prix would be next week. Instead, we’re going to postpone that one week – to the 23rd – in order to get in another coaching session next week. This time, Gerry will be talking through some basics in rook and pawn endings, which is pretty essential stuff for anyone who’s ever lost a drawn ending (which is most of us!)
We’ll be underway around 8:15, with the usual examples to play through afterwards as well. If anyone has any examples from their own games they want to look at, bring them up and we’ll try fit them in too.
Mihailo won his second blitz in a row, but Dylan’s fifth placed finish – his joint worst result ever – has secured him the overall grand prix trophy for the third year in a row.
A reminder that the 2018 Blitz Grand Prix will be decided in the next ten days. Round 5 is on tomorrow night, while round 6 is on next week. The trophies arrived over the weekend, and will be up the club tomorrow.