The Book Prize Tournament 2021

The Book Prize Tournament 2021 is one of four Chandler’s Ford Chess Club tournaments. This year’s Book Prize Tournament started at the beginning of October 2021. It is organised by Peter Przybycin.

Peter Przybycin wearing chess mask
Peter Przybycin, organiser of the Book Prize Tournament

TOURNAMENT RULES:

Rate of play – 90 minutes each for the whole game.

The first named player has the white pieces.

Games will (preferably) be played over-the-board at chess club, or at the home of the player with the white pieces. Score sheets and clocks should be used.

Games may alternatively be played online, using Lichess, by mutual consent. Score sheets are not needed for online games.

Online games will not be sent for grading.

In the event of a tie for first place, the book prize will be awarded to whoever wins their individual game. If this is a draw, a tie break game will be necessary, colours reversed. If there is still a tie, then the player with the lower most recent grade will take the prize.

In the unlikely event of me winning the Major section, the book will go to the runner-up.

Best regards,

Peter.

The Major Section

MAJOR SECTION, 1400 and over (playing for a copy of the book “Fire on Board” by Alexei Shirov).

ENTRY LIST:

  • Keith Gregory 2020
  • Graham Stuart 1773
  • Peter Przybycin 1758
  • Sam Murphy 1577
  • Manoj Chandar 1577
  • Dick Meredith 1450
  • Mike Henbury 1450 (estimated)
  • Eric Jones 1450 (estimated)
  • Keven Lamb 1420
  • Rob Sims 1413

Book Prize 2021: Round 1 of the Major Section

WhitevBlack
Sam Murphy0-1Eric Jones
Manoj Chandar0.5-0.5Dick Meredith
Keith Gregory1-0Rob Sims
Graham Stuart1-0Keven Lamb
Mike Henbury0-1Peter Przybycin
The Book Prize Tournament 2021, Round 1, Major.

Book Prize 2021: Round 2 of the Major Section

White vBlack
Dick Meredith0.5-0.5Peter Przybycin
Keven Lamb0-1Keith Gregory
Mike Henbury0.5-0.5Graham Stuart
Sam Murphy1-0Rob Sims
Eric Jones0.5-0.5Manoj Chandar
The Book Prize Tournament 2021, Round 2, Major.

Book Prize 2021: Round 3 of the Major Section

White vBlack
Mike Henbury1-0Manoj Chandar
Rob Sims0-1Graham Stuart
Peter Przybycin0-1Eric Jones
Dick Meredith0-1Keith Gregory
Sam Murphy0-1Keven Lamb
The Book Prize Tournament 2021, Round 3, Major.

Round 4 of the Major

White vBlack
Peter PrzybycinRob Sims
Keven Lamb0-1Manoj Chandar
Graham StuartEric Jones
Keith GregoryMike Henbury
Dick MeredithSam Murphy
The Book Prize Tournament 2021, Round 4, Major.

The Minor Section

1399 and under (playing for a copy of the book “The Art of Bisguier” by Bisguier and Berry).

  • Nobby George 1390
  • John Kooner 1368
  • Maha Chandar 1316
  • Lee Mundy 1250 (estimated)
  • Geoffrey Parish 1250 (estimated)
  • Robert Strachan 1150
  • Steve Dunleavy 1128
  • Steve Saunders 1068
  • Rose Saunders 970

Round 1 of the Minor

WhitevBlack
Maha Chandar1-0Steve Dunleavy
Geoff Parish1-0Lee Mundy
Nobby George1-0Steve Saunders
Rob Strachan0-1John Kooner
Ian Parker1-0Rose Saunders
The Book Prize Tournament 2021: Round 1 of the Minor

Round 2 of the Minor

WhitevBlack
Lee Mundy0-1John Kooner
Steve Saunders1-0Ian Parker
Rob Strachan0-1Nobby George
Maha Chandar1-0Rose Saunders
Steve Dunleavy0-1Geoff Parish
The Book Prize Tournament 2021: Round 2 of the Minor

Round 3 of the Minor

WhitevBlack
Rob Strachan1-0Geoff Parish
Rose Saunders0-1Nobby George
John Kooner1-0Steve Dunleavy
Lee MundyIan Parker
Maha ChandarSteve Saunders
The Book Prize Tournament 2021: Round 3 of the Minor

Round 4 of the Minor

WhitevBlack
John KoonerRose Saunders
Steve SaundersGeoff Parish
Nobby GeorgeSteve Dunleavy
Ian ParkerRob Strachan
Lee MundyMaha Chandar
The Book Prize Tournament 2021: Round 4 of the Minor