Simul vs. GM Keith Arkell

Oct 14, 2017, 8:28 AM |

Hi all,

Played in a simul at Lancaster Library vs. GM Keith Arkell today. Actually, I didn't expect to be able to play, but arriving almost 2 hours late to spectate I was able to join in!

Keith is one of the most active GMs in the UK at the moment, especially in weekend congresses. I'm writing the game down here so I don't forget how it went (I didn't notate). I'll give some commentary too to explain the moves.

Keith stayed after the simul and chatted about his chess career, and we ended with some 5 - 1 blitz - we got 5 minutes, Keith got 1! I managed to win one of these for a 1-1 draw. Very friendly and chatty guy - a real pleasure to play!