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Naiditsch Simul – Saturday 20th April

Sponsored by Quality Chess

NaiditschIt was a once in a lifetime opportunity for many to take on one of the World’s best players, Arkadij Naiditsch on Saturday the 20th of April at Edinburgh Chess Club. All players raised their game for the challenge and Arkadij found it one of the most difficult simultaneous matches he had played in. In the end, Arkadij triumphed over most (16 out of 21) but five players managed to gain a positive result with Calum MacQueen and young Murad Abdulla getting a draw and Hugh Brechin, David Oswald and Clement Sreeves recording precious wins.



For winning:

Clement Sreeves, Hugh Brechin and David Oswald (all Edinburgh)

For Drawing:

Murad Abdulla (Bon Accord) and Calum MacQueen (Edinburgh)

For putting up a determined fight:

John Morrison (Bruntsfield) and Jamie Underwood (Edinburgh Tiger Cubs)

All prizewinners received a book from our kind sponsors, Quality Chess.

David Oswald,

Event Organiser


Preview: It is with great pleasure that I am able to announce that Arkadij Naiditsch will be returning to Scotland to do a simultaneous match at the iconic Edinburgh Chess Club on Saturday the 20th of April at 12pm. The world number 29 will then present a talk to all participants, which is sure to be a masterclass.

Quality Chess have kindly offered to donate books to the event. Quality Chess’s books are always of an excellent standard and we are delighted to have them as prizes for the simultaneous.

Entry fee - £25
Deadline: Friday the 12th of April

Spaces are limited so there is expected to be more interest than places available. If this is the case there will be a public draw “out of the hat” at the Edinburgh Congress.


After gaining the Grandmaster title at only 15, Naiditsch has had a very impressive list of chess achievements including winning the Dortmund Sparkassen Tournament (2005) ahead of the likes of Van Wely, Topalov, Svidler, Kramnik, Adams and Leko. Currently, Naiditsch is in the World’s top 30, rated 2716.

To play such an elite player is possibly a once in a lifetime opportunity for many chess enthusiasts.

Unfortunately space is very limited and therefore the best way for you to reserve your place(s) is to help find sponsorship to fund the event.

Any interested sponsors please contact David Oswald

David Oswald

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Posted on: 21-04-2013
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