Sam Aitken Comes Through

Challengers' League
26 May 2018 - 29 May 2018

The Challengers' League took place over the bank holiday weekend (plus Tuesday) at the London Go Centre. Sam Aitken won all of his games to lead the field, as at Candidates', but it was much closer in the race for second position.

Going into the final round there were permutations which could have led to tie breaks and any of Andrew Simons, Alex Rix and Boris Mitrovic ending up with second place. In the end, Alex lost his game to Sam Bithell and Andrew beat Boris meaning that he took second place with no need for a play-off. Alex was third with four wins, Boris, Charles Hibbert and Sam Bithell won three, Alistair Wall two and Tim Hunt one.

Sam Aitken and Andrew Simons will now play in the title match games to decide this year's British Championship.


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