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Ali shines at adult chess event

Niall Ali finished second at an adult chess tournament in London Niall Ali finished second at an adult chess tournament in London

Friday, December 20, 2013
3:30 PM

Youngster claims runners-up prize in London

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Knights of Gidea Park youngster Niall Ali finished runner-up at the fifth annual London Chess Classic at Olympia at the weekend.

Ali, 11, played a total of five matches over three days at the adult tournament, with one lasting over four hours, and finished with four points.

A club spokesman said: “This is a great result for a player in an adult tournament, considering Niall is not 12 until next June.”

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