London Open Report: 2012

London Open
Fri, 28 - Mon, 31 Dec 2012

Lukas Kraemer unbeaten in London Open

Lukas Kraemer, 5d from Bonn, won the London Open with a perfect 7 out of 7. Second was the UK's own Matthew Cocke, 5d, who only lost to Lukas. The third player to win European Cup points was Volkmar Liebscher, 3d, from Germany who topped the group on 5 wins on tie break from Lucian Nicolaie, 2d, from Romania. Next placed was David Armel-Wolff, 4d Zurich, who won 5/5.

Winning 6/7 was Joerg Sonnenberger (6k Rostock). Winning 5/7 were Boris Mitrovic (2k Edinburgh), Michael Plikk (3k Oslo), Laurence Ogden (4k Manchester), Timofey Arsenov (4k Russia), Carl Roll (5k Nottingham), Richard Wheeldon (6k South London) and Marwan Jabbour (8k Ouest Parisien). 103 players took part.

Game review by Guo Juan

The London Lightning was won by Yuanbo Zhang (4d) from China. He beat Wen Hao Goh, 1d, from Singapore in the final.

The Rengo, after the prize giving, was won quite comfortably by Andrew Kay, Klaudia Kleczkowska and Andrew Simons, and none of the teams finished on zero wins.

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