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Participants, medal winners and joint champions at the Monster Double Simul Match

MONSTER DOUBLE SIMUL MATCH

Good Shepherd Centre, Ormeau Road, Belfast

February 24, 2017

The Double Monster Simul Match saw Mikhail Pavlov (1766) and Brendan Jamison (1743) go into battle against 11 different players. Brendan’s red team faced the Russian opera star; meanwhile Mikhail’s blue team duelled with the sugar cube sculptor.

Zooming about on their wheelie chairs, it was an exciting night where every point would count to decide the winner of the match. Lots of delicious refreshments were also on hand to distract the players from their games! A total of £120 was raised for the worthwhile cause of funding three children to fly to Russia in August for a 4 day chess match between Saint Petersburg and Belfast.

After 3 hours of continuous play, Pavlov won an impressive 8 games, drawing only one against Richard Gould who collected a silver medal award and losing two games to Ross Harris and Daniil Zelenchuk, both of whom won gold medals. The certificate for ‘last man standing’ [L.M.S.] went to Dmitry Zelenchuk. Pavlov’s total score was an incredible 8.5 points out of 11.

Meanwhile on the other side of the room, Jamison picked up 7 wins but drew three games against Mark Newman, Michael Sheerin and Robert Lavery, with all three scooping silver medals. He lost one game to Ram Rajan who won a gold medal for his victory. The certificate for ‘last man standing’ went to Adrian Dornford-Smith for lasting 77 moves. Jamison’s total was also 8.5 points out of 11. And so, after all the intensity of concentration, the high energy leg work to wheel their chairs at high speed around the room, their total focus and dedication in each game, in the end, the two monsters finished equal! Instead of playing a blitz-off, they agreed to share the trophy and were happy to remain ‘Joint-Champions of the Monster Double Simul Match’! A sincere thanks to everyone who participated, the evening was lots of fun and everyone really enjoyed the buzz!

 

RESULTS

 

 

  1

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 

½

 

½

 

 Richard Gould

 

 

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

½

 

½

 

 Mark Newman

 

  2

 

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 

0

 

1

 

 Daniil Zelenchuk

 

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

1

 

0

 

 Jim Doak

 

  3

 

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 

1

 

0

 

 Dmitry Zelenchuk

 

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

½

 

½

 

 Robert Lavery

 

  4

 

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 

1

 

0

 

 Nick Todd

 

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

1

 

0

 

 Ronan Fitzsimons

 

  5

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 

 

1

 

0

 

 Billy Jackson

 

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

1

 

0

 

 James Fitzsimons

 

  6

 

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 

1

 

0

 

 Jasper Ramsey

 

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

½

 

½

 

 Michael Sheerin

 

  7

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 

 

1

 

0

 

 Rhys McLean

 

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

0

 

1

 

 Ram Rajan

 

  8

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 

1

 

0

 

 Edward Doak

 

 

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

1

 

0

 

 Avrora Zelenchuk

 

  9

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 

1

 

0

 

 Clark Rodriguez

 

 

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

1

 

0

 

 Pat McKillen

 

 10

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 

1

 

0

 

 Dexter Harris

 

 

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

1

 

0

 

 A Dornford-Smith

 

 11

 

 

 Mikhail Pavlov

 

0

 

1

 

 Ross Harris

 

 

 Brendan Jamison

 

1

 

0

 

 Paul Anderson

   
           
 

 PAVLOV

 TOTAL

8
½
   

 JAMISON

 TOTAL

8
½
   

 

 

Pavlov and Jamison playing their 11 opponents at the Monster Double Simul Match

Mikhail Pavlov playing Rhys McLean at the Monster Double Simul Match

Brendan Jamison playing Robert Lavery at the Monster Double Simul Match

Dexter Harris and Ross Harris playing against Mikhail Pavlov at the Monster Double Simul Match

Brendan Jamison playing Paul Anderson at the Monster Double Simul Match

Billy Jackson contemplates his next move against Mikhail Pavlov at the Monster Double Simul Match

Brendan Jamison delivers checkmate against James Fitzsimons at the Monster Double Simul Match

Brendan Jamison shaking hands with James Fitzsimons after finishing their game at the Monster Double Simul Match

Mikhail Pavlov playing Daniil Zelenchuk at the Monster Double Simul Match

Richard Gould enjoys his drawn game against Mikhail Pavlov at the Monster Double Simul Match

Brendan Jamison playing Adrain Dornford-Smith who lasts 77 moves at the Monster Double Simul Match and scoops the award for 'Last Man Standing'

Mikhail Pavlov playing Edward Doak as Clark Rodriguez contemplates his next move at the Monster Double Simul Match

Jim Doak prepares his next move while Brendan Jamison is playing Ram Rajan at the Monster Double Simul Match

Jasper Ramsey contemplates his next move as Joel McLean watches his older brother Rhys McLean play against Mikhail Pavlov at the Monster Double Simul Match

Pavlov and Jamison playing their 11 opponents at the Monster Double Simul Match

Mikhail Pavlov playing Ross Harris at the Monster Double Simul Match

Daniil Zelenchuk looking very happy in his game against Mikhail Pavlov at the Monster Double Simul Match

Room layout for the Monster Double Simul Match

Inside the playing room

Trophy and medals from the Monster Double Simul Match

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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