Kryshtafor, Ukraine’s under-eight chess champion, who is living with a York
family as a result of the current war, has defeated York International
Chess Master Richard Palliser in a twenty-board simultaneous chess match
against the City’s best junior players.
Rich (15, from Fulford School) also recorded a win, while Adrian Lee (16,
Bootham) managed a draw. Overall, Richard defeated the York Juniors
by a score of 18˝‑2˝ as he played all the juniors (one twice) at the
same time, a remarkable feat.
and Aaron are amongst six York players who have qualified for this year’s
Northern Chess Gigafinal, a national chess competition which attracts over
50,000 under-18 players every year. The qualifiers are amongst the
top thousand in the country.
have been able to benefit from coaching and social chess at York’s Junior Chess
Club which meets weekly at Guppy’s Enterprise Club on Nunnery Lane on
Wednesday evenings. While the Junior club will restart in September,
the senior club which is also open to all will continue to meet on a
drop-in basis on Wednesday at 7.30pm throughout the summer.
the Junior club will be holding two summer Chess in the Park events
in Rowntree’s Park on Sunday 31st July and Wednesday 17th August, both from
3-5pm. Entry is free and on a drop‑in basis for anyone under
the age of 18 who would like a game.
further information about junior chess in York please contact Ben Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org
Photo: Richard plays his move against Maksym...