After two tough matches Richmond B finally opened their account against Staines A, one of the weaker teams in Division 2.
Huw Williams reports:
“Some interesting games on the top 3 boards with solid draws. Raghu had a good win, followed by a draw for Masoud, who had been a piece down for a while. The two youngsters Lewis and Sophie had a good game with Lewis going onto to win (This was Sophie’s first game [in the TV League]) and Paul had a fairly quick win after being a pawn down early on.”
|Richmond B||Staines A|
|1||Bertie Barlow 167||½:½||Derek McGovern 165|
|2||Andrew Hebron 161||½:½||Jack Sheard 153|
|3||Sampson Low 155||½:½||Shahannah Schmid 148|
|4||Raghu Kamath 157||1:0||Paul Seymour 130|
|5||Masoud Molazadeh 126||½:½||Stephen George 137|
|6||Lewis Low 94||1:0||Sophie Wang 93|
|7||Paul Evans –||1:0||Martin Conlon 50|
Well played everyone!
It was good to encounter a team with two female players. The theme of this year’s London Chess Conference (in 3 weeks time) is “Chess and Female Empowerment”. That reminds me: I must book my ticket while they’re still available.