GM Ivan Sokolov wins the 4th Howard Staunton Memorial Tournament

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The 4th Staunton Memorial was the strongest all play all Grandmaster tournament to have been held in London since 1986.

Players included UK number one Michael Adams and former world title Candidates Jon Speelman and Jan Timman, not to mention last years winner GM Jon Levitt, GMs Sokolov and Wells as well as Britains young hope David Howell and the colourful former Canadian champion Lawrence Day.

Play commenced at Simpsons in the Strand everyday from August 14-19 after lunch to a finish each day.

August 20 was a free day.

The event then recommenced at Wellington College to coincide with Britains hosting of the prestigious NATO Championships from August 21 to 25 inclusive.

Spectators were welcome.

There was no entry fee and game commentary was provided at both venues by Bob Wade IM OBE

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