Gormally leads pack at Tyneside Open

After three rounds at the Tyneside Easter Congress, GM Danny Gormally is leading an international field in the Open with 2.5/3, ahead of FM Tim Wall (Forest Hall) and John Garnett (The Buffs) on 2, and a group of players on 1.5: FM David Walker (Leam Lane), IM Mark Orr (Ireland), Zheming Zhang (Forest Hall), Takaedza Chipanga (Zimbabwe) and Max Turner (Berwick).

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This hard-fought game was played to a standstill by Forest Hall’s top two players. Danny gambited a pawn in the opening, but when he recovered it some moves later Tim had more or less equalized. At one point in the endgame, Black missed a clear chance to win with 35…d3! After that, Danny held the draw easily.

White: GM Danny Gormally (2465)

Black: FM Tim Wall (2196)

Tyneside Open, Round 2 (15/4/17)