Up against perpetual league champions Wood Green, we know in advance what the result is going to be.
Wood Green fielded 8 GMs, with IMs on boards 7 and 9. Nevertheless, we did pretty well, especially Chris White, who defeated his GM opponent on board 10. I hope Chris will be able to provide the game for your enjoyment at some point. Congratulations also to Iain, Gavin and Caspar, who all drew with their illustrious opponents.
Brian Smith, Wood Green’s captain and sponsor, commented: “Many thanks indeed Gavin to you and your colleagues for 8 QP bds with zero adj. You gave WG its toughest match last season – and very nearly copied it this season against a much stronger team – starting with the first win (with black) on bd10 against a GM in the History of the Universe. Good luck to all your players for the remainder of the season.”
|1||Iain Gourlay 226||½:½||Luke McShane 268|
|2||Gavin Wall 222||½:½||Tamas Fodor 256|
|3||Mike Healey 205||0:1||Nick Pert 245|
|4||Ashley Stewart 204||0:1||Stephen Gordon 249|
|5||Julien Shepley 180||0:1||Jon Speelman 241|
|6||Caspar Bates 194||½:½||Bogdan Lalic 237|
|7||Martin Benjamin 174||0:1||Richard Pert 237|
|8||John Burke 177||0:1||Neil McDonald 235|
|9||Chris Baker 169||0:1||Sophie Milliet 233|
|10||Chris White 167||1:0||Alexander Cherniaev 230|