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SIMUL WITH GM MARK HEBDEN

 

GM Mark Hebden makes his first move on board 1

GM MARK HEBDEN v BELFAST

Royal Belfast Academical Institution, Belfast

February 16, 7:15pm - 12:15am

Congratulations to English GM Mark Hebden for duelling with 31 of Northern Ireland's top players in Belfast tonight. He defeated 26, drew with 2 and lost only 3. The first win of the night was an impressive victory by Modestas Razbadauskas. This was followed by Mikhail Pavlov who cleverly trapped the GM's Bishop and finished with 3 extra pawns in the endgame. Another exceptional performance was delivered by Michael Sheerin who once again beat a GM, only 12 months after defeating GM Simon Williams in February 2016!

Current Ulster Champion Stephen Rush held Hebden to a draw, as did 13 year old Daniil Zelenchuk who played a spectacular game where he won a pawn and took it to an endgame simplification with his pawn and Rook versus the GMs Rook, with the latter defending accurately to hold the draw. The final prize of the night went to Ross Harris as the 'Last Man Standing' (L.M.S.), gallantly fighting head-to-head with the GM for the last 15 minutes of the match, completing a total of 105 moves.

The entire night was extremely enjoyable. The buzz in the air was electric. All the participants were thrilled to have the opportunity to play such a charismatic GM, our sincere thanks to Mark Hebden for all the fun and laughter.

 

 BOARD  GRANDMASTER
 RESULT
 NI PLAYER  AWARD
 1  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Ram Rajan  
 2  GM Mark Hebden
0.5-0.5
 Stephen Rush  DRAW
 3  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Cathal Murphy  
 4  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Derek Truesdale  
 5  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Robert Lavery  
 6  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Edward Doak  
 7  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Chris Armstrong  
 8  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Ross Harris  L.M.S.
 9  GM Mark Hebden
0-1
 Michael Sheerin  WINNER
 10  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Pat McKillen  
 11  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Bobby Campbell  
 12  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Dmitry Zelenchuk  
 13  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 William Storey  
 14  GM Mark Hebden
0.5-0.5
 Daniil Zelenchuk  DRAW
 15  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 James Barbour  
 16  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Brendan Jamison  
 17  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Peter Todd  
 18  GM Mark Hebden
0-1
 Mikhail Pavlov  WINNER
 19  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Clark Rodriguez  
 20  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 John Monaghan  
 21  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Aaron Rush  
 22  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Calum Leitch  
 23  GM Mark Hebden
0-1
 Modestas Razbadauskas  WINNER
 24  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Cathan Gormley  
 25  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Rhys McLean  
 26  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 James Shaw  
 27  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Geoff Hindley  
 28  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Adrian Dornford-Smith  
 29  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Mark Newman  
 30  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Samuel Todd  
 31  GM Mark Hebden
1-0
 Dennis Thorpe  

 

GM Mark Hebden makes his first move on board 25 against Rhys McLean

On Board 18, GM Defeater Mikhail Pavlov delivers the fatal blow to win Hebden's Bishop

On Board 16, GM Mark Hebden focuses all firepower on Brendan Jamison's Queenside

13 year old Daniil Zelenchuk impresses the spectators as he holds GM Mark Hebden to a draw

Ross Harris wins the award for 'Last Man Standing' where he went head-to-head with GM Hebden for the last 15 minutes

All the prize-winners. Left to right: GM Defeater Modestas Razbadauskas, GM draw master Daniil Zelenchuk, GM Defeater Mikhail Pavlov, GM Mark Hebden, GM Defeater Michael Sheerin and GM draw master Stephen Rush.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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