Imperial College v Richmond 14-01-20

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.

Imperial College Richmond
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
3:7

Thanks to all who played and congratulations to the winners.

Best wishes to our opponents for the rest of the season.