IM Jack Peters Takes on Arcadia Chess Club Players
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IM Jack Peters in his simul at Arcadia Chess Club.
Arcadia Chess Club was delighted to welcome International Master Jack Peters on Monday, February 23. IM Peters gave an entertaining lecture, where he showed three games, and then took on 25 players in a simul. Peters
faired extremely well, scoring 22 wins, two draws and just one loss.
In addition to many of our regular club players, the simul saw several newcomers take on IM Peters and one of them, Ben Tyson, was the only player to win! Tyson's game is shown below.
The two draws came from Daniel Manahan (who actually missed a win that was pointed out to him by his son, Raphael) and David King. King's endgame turned into a collaborative effort with Matthew Hayes, who had lost his own
game a short while earlier and needed some form of consolation!
John Anderson's infamous multi-colored pieces came out to play, which IM Peters graciously allowed to be used on the condition that Anderson had "black" (or was it blue?). Unfortunately, this psychological ploy didn't help but
the game was one of the later ones to finish. Stubborn resistance was also put up by Tim Thompson and Dave Matson, with Matson having a rook vs two minor pieces and Thompson having won the exchange early on.
The club also welcomed the return of Gordon Brooks after a serious illness. Gordon was not sufficiently recovered enough to play but he stayed for most of the simul and watched the games. Hopefully, Gordon will be back in
playing form in the near future.
More photos are available by clicking on the thumbnails:
IM Peters was kind enough to send over a selection of the best games he remembered from the simul. Apologies for any inaccuracies but I can I confirm that Jack got all the moves correct from my own game (Peters vs Hayes) with him!