Trisha becomes British Women’s Rapid Chess Champion 2024

WIM Trisha Kanyamarala, who made her second norm towards the Women’s Grandmaster title last month at the Kragero Open in Norway. She scored 5.5/9 including a win against a grandmaster in the first round.

After success in Norway, Trisha makes Ireland proud by clinching the title of British Women’s Rapidplay Champion 2024. It was a two day event played over the weekend at Holiday Inn Peterborough – West.

The first Irish player to tie for 1st place in the prestigious British Rapidplay Chess Championship’s 38-year history, dating back to 1986. This edition received a record number of 200+ participants.

After the final round, both GM Danny Gormally and Trisha were tied for first place, to determine the winner, they played a 2-game blitz tiebreaker. Danny scored 1.5/2 to clinch the title.

Additionally, Trisha becomes the first female player to share the 1st place position.

Photo Credits: Dennis Dicen/4NCL Chess

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