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Making Grandmasters: 1st Champions League - £500 Prize Fund

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We have 32 players, from 4 continents, 10 countries, avg rating of 2336!

Pool 1 Players

Zugzwang:
IM Ravi Haria
IM Tom Rendle
FM Killian Delaney
Jonny Pein

Tabiya:
IM Andrew Greet
IM Alvaro Valdes Escobar
FM David Haydon
Midhun P Unnikrishnan

Fingerfehler:
IM Andy Horton
FM Sam Chow
IM David Fitzsimons
WFM Ellen Fredericia Nilssen

En Passant:
GM Valentina Gunina
FM Borna Derakhshani
FM Conor O'Donnell
Ali Hill

Pool 2 Players

Prophylaxis:
FM Marcus Harvey
FM Samuel Franklin
IM Loz Cooper
IM Malcolm Pein

Zeitnot:
FM Jonah Willow
IM Mark Kvetny
IM Ali Mortazavi
James Holland

Zwischenzug:
GM Daniel Fernandez
IM Joe McPhillips
IM Adam Taylor
Jamie Horton

Allumwandlung:
IM Peter Roberson
IM Matthew Wadsworth
FM Peter Batchelor
Nghia Dong

Format: 3+2, 8 equally strength-ed 4 player teams, 2 pools of 4 teams, with top 2 from each qualifying for the semis. Teams sort out their own fixtures! Can all participants make sure they are aware of the full event details (MGM Document).

Prizes:
1st: £350
2nd: £100
Best Individual Game: £50 (decided by Marcus Harvey, Adam Taylor, and Sir Lawrence Cooper).

Best Game entries must be submitted to one of the organisers, no later than 3 days after the final.
Location: Lichess

Forum

Player LeaderboardFM BillyBigMan •

Player........................... Board.....Team................Points......Games.........% Valentina Gunina.............1........En Passant..........21.5...........24.............90% Tom Rendle....

Results and TablesFM BillyBigMan •

Pool 1.......................Match 1........Match 2.....Match 3.....P....W....D.....L....MP...GP Zugzwang................ENP 17.5......TAB 20.5....FIN 17.5.....3.....3.....0.....0.....9......55.5 En

Saturday 27th February, at 11am UK time, ZUG vs FINFM BillyBigMan •

Big match tomorrow! Tune in at 11 am for Zugzwang vs Fingerfehler. IM Ravi Haria (mesutgm) vs IM Andy Horton (SmoothAsAHedgehog) IM Tom Rendle (TRendle) vs FM Sam Chow (samssky) FM Killian Del

1 hour warning: TAB vs ZUG, Saturday 30th January, 7.30pm UK timeFM BillyBigMan •

Huge match! Tabiya vs Zugzwang IM Andrew Greet (Grimlock_Glasgow) vs IM Ravi Haria (mesutgm) IM Alvaro Valdes Escobar (alvarinho89) vs IM Tom Rendle (TRendle) FM David Haydon (Haydon) vs FM Ki

Tmrw Sunday 17th December, at 11am UK time, PRO vs ZWI, and at 4pm, ENP vs FINFM BillyBigMan •

2 big big matches tomorrow! First up at 11 am we have Prophylaxis vs Zwischenzug. FM Marcus Harvey (BillyBigMan) vs GM Daniel Fernandez (dhfernandez) FM Samuel Franklin (SamF64) vs IM

Later today, Tuesday 22nd December, at 8.30pm UK time, FIN vs TAB, commentary on twitchFM BillyBigMan •

Second match of Pool 1 being played later today, expecting another really close one! Commentary will be provided on www.twitch.tv/makinggrandmasters, by Jamie Horton and James Holland. Fingerfehler

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