Anita wins FIDE rapidplay at Sheffield

Anita Somton dominated the Intermediate section of the inaugural Darnall and Handsworth Rapidplay on September 3rd

Anita was unbeaten on 5.5/6 and won first prize of £100. Hambel Willow was also competing in this section, scoring 3.5.

In the Open, Jonah Willow scored 3/6 and was surprised to win the slow starter prize of a 6-month subscription to British Chess Magazine! It just shows you shouldn't lose heart if you start with 0 or 0.5 out of 2!

In the Minor section, Dave Dunne and Vidura Mendis both scored 4/6 and Arjuna Mendis finished on 1.5.

This was a well-organised event run by Adam Raoof, who runs lots of tournaments in London including the Golders Green monthly rapids, and the organisers have already said they plan to run it again next year.

For full results and crosstables, visit the chess-results page.