Richard Bryant of Malpas & Oswestry Chess Club drew with black against International Master Bernd Kohlweye from Germany in Round 1 of the XY Chess Tournament in Sliema, Malta, May 23-30, 2017.
Richard sacrificed a rook to draw with perpetual check.
The tournament was in two sections, under 1800 and over 1800, and at 1974 Richard was playing in the over 1800 section.
Although seeded 13th, Richard finished in 5th place with wins against
PARKS Joseph1937SCO (round 2), SAID Oliver1982MLT (round 6) and PALA Onurcan1602TUR (round 7)
Richard drew with SAMMUT BRIFFA Peter2094MLT (round 4) and KAEHLER Arne1983GER (round 5)
His only loss came in round 3 against Fide Master HRISTODORESCU Daniel2251ROU
Team-mate Charles Lowick Higgie was also playing in the over 1800 tournament.
In the first round he lost to SAMMUT BRIFFA Peter2094MLT
In the second round he was drawn against Candidate Master ZERAFA Patrick2069MLT Who failed to turn up.
In Round 3 he beat KAEHLER Arne1983GER
in Round 4 he lost to VIELA Marco2182POR, the eventual tournament winner.
In Round 5 he drew with SAID Oliver1982MLT
In Round 6 he lost to BILUNOV Denis B.2022RUS
In Round 7 he was drawn against Fide Master HRISTODORESCU Daniel2251ROU who failed to turn up,
Charles eventually finished the tournament in 10th place, being originally seeded 15th out of the 24 players in Open A.
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