Jaden finished a full point clear of the field, with this draw against Zia being the only concession to his opponents across the five rounds of the event. While he was hoping to cause an upset, Zia can take comfort from the fact that this draw against Jaden is actually the only half-point scored by anyone in their games against Jaden in the last three Club Championship events. He’d only finished on a less than 100% score in 2017 due to taking a fourth-round bye.
Being embroiled in my own game, I didn’t see anything of Jaden’s game against Zia, but you can read a little more about Jaden’s tournament performance in my blog from last week, and you can find the tournament cross table and round-by-round results here.
Jaden will be presented with the trophy in the next few weeks. I’m hoping to persuade him to annotate his favourite game from the event, which I will, of course, share here.
Congratulations again Jaden!