A number of club members recently visited the London Classic at Olympia. Aside from Mr Carlsen and chums in the Elite event, we were also impressed by the very strong Open event. 38 of the 288 players were GrandMasters of whom 11 were rated above 2600 ELO (roughly 253 ECF!).
The top board for Bedford A, Mindaugas Beinoras, competed and finished tied 44th with the very creditable score of 5.5/9. Here, he kindly shares his round 2 game (and more interestingly his thoughts) with us – I have missed off the final move which I will publish in the New Year (my Fritz doesn’t really agree with Mindaugas but his move gets the job done instantly so I do!).