Sasha Kerbel, Anant Kapoor and Alex Shen were the winners of the Kings, Rooks and Knights sections respectively of Leicester Junior Chess Club’s first mini-rapidplay competition of the season.
The competitions were all close with Sasha Kerbel scoring 3pts out of 4 in the Kings section along with 4 other players but winning on the cumulative scores tiebreak system having only lost in round 4. In the Rooks, Anant Kapoor won the award for the 3rd time in a row, scoring 4pts out of 5 along with 4 other players and again won on cumulative scores as his only loss came in round 5. Alex Shen picked up the Knights award (for players graded below 150 pts on LJCC gradings) with 3pts out of 5. A record 36 children took part.