Redbridge Chess Academy is no match for Grandmaster King
Members of the Redbridge Chess Academy proved no match for one of the game’s leading Grandmasters.
Daniel King, an former international champion and chess pundit took on more than 30 players in a simultaneous display when he came to the Downshall Centre, in Aldborough Road South, Seven Kings on Saturday.
Mr King, who was given the title Grandmaster by the World Chess Federation in 1989, aged 25, had no problem in beating Redbridge’s finest at the event before signing autographs and answering questions about his career.
Academy secretary, Miren Guerra, said: “It all went smoothly and I think that everyone enjoyed the event.
“All the games were lost, not really a big surprise, but still a great experience for everyone involved.”
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Player Nikhil Sanghani lasted the longest against the chess champion at the event, and prizes were also awarded to Naomi Wei, 11, Albert Amadeus, 10 and the adult award went to Robert Marona.
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