The second Brentwood International Chess Congress took place two weekends ago. Several Streatham and Brixton Chess Club players took part, with Robin Haldane doing well to score 3/5 in a very strong Open that was eventually won jointly by Grandmaster Jonathan Rowson and International Master Odion Aikhoje, each on 4½/5. However, pride of place from our chess club goes to Alan Hayward who with 4½/5 finished second in the 67-player strong Major, winning himself £150 no less. Here's his thumping last-round win against Upminster's Aidan Corish:
If you'd like to see more games from what seems to have been a very successful event, then check out the tournament's website, which in fact features a lot more besides: votes about the structure of next year's congress, a message board, photographs, results, and news of their upcoming events. Who knows? Next time, it could be you in the prizes.
PS. There's also a report in The Daily Telegraph chess column today.