Rapid Play 2018

2017 Rapid Play Champion: Patrick Cook

Rapid Play #2

Patrick Cook won the second Rapid Play undefeated with a perfect score, and added to his previous effort in the first Rapid Play, it was enough to have his name scribed in the annals of club history yet again as the Rapid Play Champion! Congratulations! Like Karpov, Patrick's '"boa constrictor" playing style is solidly positional, taking no risks but reacting mercilessly to any tiny errors made by his opponents.'

Rob shakes hands with Patrick before being crushed by the Rapid play champion for 2018

Harrison's 'lucky hat' wasn't so lucky on the night, not phasing Ruari, and new members, Gabriella and Matt, face off behind old hands, Tom and Jamie.

Ian defeated Jasan, while Michael took out Gus

22-03-18 Rapid Play #1

After 3 games, Bas is the only one unscathed: Rod came unstuck to Justin, Kiki took out Harrison, Ruari drew with Rob and Patrick fell to Bas. The Rapid Play continues next Thursday.

New member Kent Baden plays Kiki. First round games.

Rod plays Tom. Bas defeated Patrick.

 

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Rapid Play

Throughout the year there are three Rapid Play tournaments, each player starting with 25 minutes plus a 10 second increment per move. Each tournament is six rounds held over two weeks. This is an unrated event which encourages players to experiment and take more chances, often leading to exciting and unexpected outcomes.