Our visit to Maidenhead last month resulted in a ½-5½ defeat. For the return match we were slightly stronger while they were not quite so strong, so we managed to double our score.
|Richmond C||Maidenhead A|
|1||Conor Murray-Playfair||0:1||Charles Bullock 162|
|2||Masoud Molazadeh 120||0:1||Majid Mashayekh 162|
|3||Marcel Holowienko||0:1||Nigel Smith 162|
|4||Paul Evans 124||0:1||Nigel Dennis 150|
|5||Rob Hunter 109||1:0||William Castaneda 139|
|6||Andreas Maroulis||0:1||Keith Trower 109|
A great win for Rob against an opponent who outgraded him by 30 points – very well played! Paul was unlucky: he chose to sacrifice a knight when his opponent found the only defence. If he’d sacrificed his rook instead he would have had the advantage.