Game Report - 29th 4NCL Congress, Harrogate, 20 - 22 January 2023



There are some tournaments to which I particularly look forward to returning, and the 4NCL's congress, at the excellent The Old Swan, Harrogate, is an example. The event is smoothly run by a team of experienced arbiters and organisers, and for me there was also the matter of attempting to defend the 'title' (for want of a better word) which I won last year.


To be honest I was completely off form, and in round one I was lucky to grovel a draw from a position which I could have resigned many moves earlier. However, by the time the dust had settled, after round five,  I finished with a share of 1st place.


Paul Townsend is an excellent player who is very hard to beat. His share of 1st place was secured with a quick draw against GM Nigel Davies in the last round. Below is his best win from the weekend.


Finally, I must give a shout out to 14 year old Indy Southcott-Moyers, who held out against GM Peter Wells in the last round despite the latter's best efforts to join the leading group.



































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