Grandmaster draw at Forest Hall Chess club

The quickest game of the season was played on Friday night at Forest Hall Chess Club.

It was all over after only 8 moves!

1.d4 Nf6 2.Bf4 c5 3.e3 Qb6 4.Nc3 Qxb2 5.Nb5 Nd5 6.Rb1 Qxa2 7.Ra1 Qb2 8.Rb1 Qa2 ½-½

Andrew Hutchins was playing David Simm from Morpeth in the 6th round of the ‘Gilroy’ section of the Northumberland Chess Association County Championships. It is the first year Andrew has played in the Gilroy competition and this draw means he has a very respectable 3½ out of 6 points.

Here is the final position, where the players agreed a draw, with repetition of the moves 9.Ra1 Qb2 10.Rb1 Qa2 the likely follow up.

The same position was reached by Grandmaster Daniel Naroditsky in a game from 2020. Daniel Naroditsky (born November 19, 1995 in San Mateo, California) is an American chess prodigy and Grandmaster. He has been ranked No. 1 in the U.S. in his age category for the past eight years. He is also the youngest published chess author in history, having his first book published at age 14.