David Gilbert finished at Hastings with three successive wins to take a share of the grading prize. Taking his turn with the black pieces, in the fourth round David found himself up against the wily Barry Sandercock, a regular at Chess congresses up-and-down the country. The game begins as a Queen’s Pawn opening, with a hint of Colle, Benoni and the Benko Gambit. David soon reaches equality and begins to open up the game. After a series of complications, David finds a tactic to secure the two bishops and with their combined power he gradually turns the screw.