Or “Division 2 London Player does surprisingly well against Danish Champion”
UKBGF’s Raj Jansari was over in Denmark this weekend for the Munkebjerg Championships – a regular event run in association with the Danish Backgammon Federation. It features a very strong field in the main division, and plenty of action with generous prizes right down to beginner level.
We were delighted to get a very excited message from Raj, having drawn current champion Michael Nielsen in the first round, that Raj had emerged victorious. In addition, having analysed the match Raj played a truly outstanding PR of 1.0 against Michael’s 8.5. You can find the eXtremeGammon match file here – enjoy a truly fantastic performance.
Sadly Raj’s dropped into the fighters’ bracket after losing to eventual finalist Lars Trabolt, and although he won the fighters’ to go back into the main quarter-finals his run ended against Kenny Nissen (who also lost his semi-final against Lars). You can see nine hours of match play on the tournament site stream, including a gripping 17-15 final between Lars and new champion Erik Sørensen.