IM Chan Peng Kong (With thanks to New Zealand Chess Federation for the picture)
This time, he made the prize list with his equal 3rd placing. For his efforts in both events, he gained 12 ELO points. IM Gary Lane won both events with FM Ben Hague making an IM norm in the George Trudle Masters Event.
Here are some of his games from the events.
A strong exchange sacrifice turns White's aggressive Kingside formation into a porous mess in which Black's Queen + Knight tandem proved too difficult to parry off.
An abrupt end to a tense positional fight...