Gunning for revenge? Ginger GM Simon Williams to face John Bartholomew in Battersea Blitz

Simon Williams Vs John Bartholomew
Battersea Chess Club sponsored by Bishop's Move

England’s most madcap GM Simon Williams is coming to Battersea to play in our big blitz competition, setting up a potentially-mouthwatering over the board clash with American IM John Bartholomew.

The YouTube star confirmed on Twitter he is taking part in the inaugural free Battersea Blitz event on Tuesday.

So far around 45 players have signed up to take part in the blitz, which has a top prize of £100.

IM Bartholomew, who is flying to the UK and will hold a simul at the club directly beforehand, is also expected to play.

Get ready for the Battersea Blitz
Get ready for the Battersea Blitz

John and Simon have history.

Last month the pair faced off in an epic blitz match on which John eventually won.

Can he manage it again? We will find out on Tuesday.

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