Ginger GM wins Summer Chess League’s launch party blitz

Ginger GM Simon Williams topped the table as our big launch party blitz competition went off with a bang last night.

The YouTube star finished on 5.5/6 ahead of IMs Richard Bates and Simon Ansell and Battersea Chess Club‘s top two Adam Bukojemski and Ali Hill.

Hammersmith's John White
Hammersmith’s John White

A total of 57 players took part, but it was Battersea member Martin Devenney who posted perhaps the most impressive result.

Despite having a rating of 118, he finish an incredible 8th with 4.5/6 beating Adrian Somerfield (179) and Tommaso Penna (176) along the way.

Jagdip Patel (155) finished an impressive 5th with a +10.8 score.

The full results table is below.

Earlier the two Simons had the hall enthralled with a Simon Says chess lecture and gave away a stack of free DVDs.

PositionNameRatingScore
1GM Simon Williams237N +8.45.5
2IM Richard Bates231N +9.25
3Adam Bukojemski223N +8.85
4Ali Hill205N +8.45
5IM Simon Ansell220N +9.65
6Jagdip Patel155N +10.85
7Rafael Del Valle Domenech176N +5.44.5
8Martin Devenney118N +11.64.5
9Blair Connell203N -9.64
10Chris Beckett202N -9.24
11Bajrush Kelmendi183N -8.84
12Midhun Unnikrishnan177N -8.44
13Tibor Jones0 -5.44
14Zoltan Repasi180N4
15Bill Drennan146N -8.44
16Howard Groves157N +5.84
17Emil Todorow165N +9.44
18Gezim Shkreli0 +14.24
19John White150N +0.63.5
20Pavel Nefyodov164N +10.23.5
21Gabriel Barr173N -0.63.5
22Tony Ashby182N -10.83
23Adrian Somerfield179N -11.63
24Motiejus Gudenas176N3
25Tommaso Penna176N +8.63
26Anthony Hughes162N -14.23
27David Varley150N3
28Mo Islam155N +9.03
29Edwin Magombe0 -5.83
30Domenico Amabile146N +8.83
31Ben Franklin143N +9.03
32Stephen Carpenter155N +8.83
33Peter Keetley119N +10.83
34Rayan Balluz0 +13.63
35Chris Rebbeck92N +0.22.5
36Alan Palmer169N -10.22
37Tim Wells147N -10.82
38Malcolm Dancy140N -9.42
39Adam Cranston137N -13.62
40Arnold Hunt126N -8.62
41Joel Morales105N -9.02
42Leon Watson122N -9.02
43Alan Romeril137N +9.62
44Jose Diriti111N -8.82
45Denis Dupuis105N -8.82
46Domencio Napolitano100N -0.22
47Harry Morgan99N +9.42
48Dominik Palgan80N +10.02
49John Ryan121N -9.61.5
50Gregg Hutchence90N -2.41.5
51Lawrence Cooh0 +2.41.5
52Peter Yusoff75N1
53Robin Lee118N0
54Michael Mackenzie103N0
55Caspar Jones80N -10.00
56Genki McClure80N -9.40