Edison (Third Form) recently finished a strong 2nd in the Junior Section of the National Chess Problem Solving Championships.

Edison, aged just 13, swiftly solved the chess puzzles in this highly regarded competition and came a worthy second place to an 18-year-old winner. MCS chess coach Mr Place was delighted with Edison’s well-deserved result.


"Edison is a creative and talented chess player, who demonstrated his mature problem-solving skills."

Mr Place, MCS Chess Coach

The Winton British Chess Solving Championship is run annually. Solvers, such as Edison, who successfully solve an initial mate in two are sent a second round featuring eight problems of various types. The highest scorers in the second round are invited to the Final, which forms part of the World Chess Solving Championship. The results of the Final play a large part in determining the selection of Great Britain teams for international events.

Well done, Edison!