Richmond D v Wimbledon D 07-02-19

This was a top of the table clash against our closest rivals, a point behind us in the league but with a match in hand.

At the end of a nail-biting encounter the scores were level so we maintained our lead in Division 4 of the Thames Valley League.

Our captain, Julian Bedale, reports:

“Further excellent wins for Adam (who now has 2 wins in his first 2
games for us, & whose opponent apparently had a ranking of 150 in the
fairly recent past), & Colin, who continues to have a great season.
Eamon was (for once) pinned back to a draw, as was Max, who kindly
stepped into the breach when Huw found he couldn’t play at short
notice.The overall 3 – 3 result means that at least Wimbledon did not
make up any ground on us – so we remain top of Division 4 after 7 / 10
games. Our next match is at home on Thursday, 28th February vs Ealing
C – Huw will be acting captain for this & the following match on 14th
March, as I will be away.”

Well played Adam, still with a 100% score in competitive chess and Colin, who scored a vital win. Well done also to Eamon and Max for their important draws and thanks to all who played.

Richmond D Wimbledon D
1 Eamon Rashid-Farokhi 143 ½:½ Angel Silva Pena –
2 Masoud Molazadeh 136 0:1 Pawel Slonczuk 126
3 Adam Naglik – 1:0 Maciek Psyk –
4 Omar Anbagi 108 0:1 Robbie McCarthy 128
5 Colin Dailley 103 1:0 Alex Brett 108
6 Max Brindley – ½:½ Omar Selim 74

Wimbledon had White on the odd numbered boards, so the black pieces prevailed by 5 points to 1.

In other news, the unfinished game in our match against Surbiton C was agreed a draw, giving us a win 4½:1½ and Rob a draw in his first competitive game.