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.