26th 4NCL O-T-B Congress, Leamington Spa
This 5-round Swiss event would not have received a mention on this website, but for two things which happened to catch the attention of the webmaster. First, however, the results of Yorkshire players:
There appear to have been no Yorkshire players in the other section, the U-1700.
The first point to attract the attention to this event was that, unlike most but very prestigious over-the-board events, 20 or so of the top boards in the Open were being shown live on the internet. Probing further showed Andrew Ledger’s last-round game against Peter Finn in progress. This featured a pawn sacrifice to get what was, with any luck, a winning ending (due to a supportable outside passed pawn and a better placed king), with the added feature that both sides promoted a pawn. This game is the main reason for this report. So, click here to play through the game Andrew J Ledger 1-0 Peter Finn.