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Bob Taylor Tournament Co-Winner

posted Oct 6, 2019, 11:16 AM by Phil Morgan   [ updated Oct 8, 2019, 5:24 AM ]
Congratulations to Bob, co-winner of the FIDE Major Tournament Under 2000 held at the Holiday Inn, South Normanton on 4-6 October.
Bob's FIDE grading entering the event was 1692, ranked 28th of the 44 entrants. He out himself in a promising position in Rounds 1-3 with draws against players graded 1861 and 1847, and a win against a 1870 graded opponent. He enjoyed some good fortune in the final rounds. His opponent in Round 4 withdrew from illness, and had a favourable draw in the last round, which enable him to catch the front-runner. You can only beat the opponent who sits across the table.
Neil Graham also went through the tournament unbeaten.
Bob scored a tournament rating of 1971. Neil scored a TR of 1858.