What a strange week - back to school, but staying at home. I hope it is working out for everyone. With regards to this week's chess, I set it up with 5 rounds of 10 minutes, but I think that did cause some people time trouble, so my apologies for that. Wed will go back to slightly longer games on Friday when we will try two sections - one for the stronger players and one for the weaker players.
This week there was a stunning game in Round two between FlatUpbeatFalcon and LeftGroovyUnicorn. To have a look through the game you can see it here - https://www.chesskid.com/fastchess/game/24068538 - although you will need an account with ChessKid. This week, we have a really interesting and complicated Position of the Week which is shown below with Black to Play at Move 13. Black plays exd3. The question is whether this wins a pawn or not? Play continued with White playing cxd3, and then Black responded with Bxd3. This puts black up one pawn. This puts black up a pawn, but is there something that White can do with the Knight on e3 or is there another response available for White. If you have some time, this is a really interesting games to look through. In case you are wondering, I don't have the answer - I would be very interested to see the thoughts of Suffolk Junior Chess players in the comments section below if you have suggestions. Just remember to be careful with your identity online as whatever name you enter when commenting will show.
And, as for the results... Congratulations to the following players
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