Cumnor player draws chess grandmaster!

GM John Nunn gave a 21 board simul at Hanwell Village Hall in Banbury on Sunday 8th June. He came out 20-1 winner with two draws from Ben Graff and our very own Simon Terrington.

Two Cumnor players took part: Simon and his son Issac.

Both Terringtons' deep in thought

Both Terringtons deep in thought

Simon had this to say about his game:

“I played a very very boring Caro. There were no tactics at any point. I had a slight pull in a rook and pawn endgame but Fritz read 0.00 to -0.3 all the way through.

“On move 55 I had a rook and two pawns vs Rook and pawn. John gave one incorrect check and Fritz went -5.

“I incorrectly put my rook in the way to allow him to enter a drawing queen endgame a pawn down. Moving my king would have won beautifully.

“At the end I asked him, “Do you think I missed a win”. He said “I don’t think so”. It’s a difficult game chess. John’s a good player. He has been three times chess problem world champion and was in the world top 10.”

Congratulations to Simon on the result!

Organiser Carl Portman said “It was a great day and we are grateful to John Nunn for agreeing to visit us.”

Liam has been coming to Cumnor Chess Club since he was wearing short trousers and now captains the first team. His interests include Chess, Oxford United, Chess and Chess. He shows you can be handsome and good at Chess.

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One comment on “Cumnor player draws chess grandmaster!
  1. I would also add that I am very grateful to John for making the time. He was very kind to Isaac and we all learned a lot.

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