Jamaica's Sinclair topples IM Bonin, wins Queens Open!

Mark Holness, "Devlin Sinclair wins Queens Chess Championship with 6/7" Jamaican Chess Federation, 19 November 2002.

Jamaican National Master, Devlin Sinclair, who now resides and plays chess in New York played some incredible chess to win the Queens Champs Tournament in New York.

NM Sinclair came first when he defeated
R. Guevara in the 7th round to finish with Six points from Seven. NM Sinclair, used his old weapon, the Colle, to crush his opponent and ended up with a winning position as early as move 30.

Devlin Sinclair had earlier shared the lead by scoring a sensational victory against
IM Jay Bonin (game on right), who is the most active player in the US, and a very strong International Master.

Interestingly, it was the first time in the history of the tourney that Jay had lost a game.

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Posted by The Chess Drum: 1 December 2002