Round 4 of the Malitis Memorial saw Garry Lycett continue his winning ways to remain in the sole lead of the tournament on 4/4 after a grinding win over John Dowling. His opponent next week will be Sylvester Urban, who also had a grinding over Justin Penrose to move to 3.5/4. After joining the tournament late, David Beaumont has won all his games, and now finds himself on 3/4 after a win over Jim Papadinis, where his speculative double piece sacrifice was enough to win after Papdinis made mistakes in defense. Richard Voon & David Lacey also had wins to move to 3/4, and these five are in the best position for a top three finish. On other boards, Sarah Anton ensured Phillip Drew lived up to his surname, holding an ending an exchange down, while youth Olympiad team member Jack Puccini beat Felix Wyss. Young Kevin Zhao, playing in his first adult tournament, managed to hold Finley Dale to a draw, to score his first points on the board in the tournament.
As usual, results are on ChessChat.
This week's game sees Garry Lycett continue his winning streak in the event against John Dowling.