Our first match of 2020, against the students of Imperial College, newcomers to the top flight, gave us a much needed point.
The university team had a very strong top board but the grades of their lower boards declined very rapidly thereafter.
Gavin lost on board 1. Mike was unlucky on board 2, losing on time by a second in a position where he had queen against pawn. Lower down there were fewer problems, and we scored a comfortable victory.
|1||Li Tian Yeoh 260||1:0||Gavin Wall 224|
|2||Sourav Bhattacharjee –||1:0||Mike Healey 217|
|3||Juan Manuel Arteaga 167||0:1||Andreas Wetscherek 193|
|4||Wasim Ahmed –||0:1||Caspar Bates 200|
|5||Elliott MacNeil 156||½:½||Martin Benjamin 181|
|6||Desmond Chan –||0:1||John Burke 175|
|7||Antonios Georgantas –||0:1||Chris White 180|
|8||Jonny Vincent –||0:1||John Bass 176|
|9||Imran Rahman 137||0:1||Mike Smart 170|
|10||Kene Nwegbu –||½:½||Chris Baker 168|
Thanks to all who played and congratulations to the winners.
Best wishes to our opponents for the rest of the season.