Surbiton B fielded a much weaker team than in some of their previous matches this season, so on paper it looked like we were in with a chance of a result.
Here’s what happened.
|Richmond B||Surbiton B|
|1||Bertie Barlow 170||1:0||Altaf Chaudhry 196|
|2||Ian McLeod 160||0:1||Mark Hogarth 154|
|3||Raghu Kamath 156||0:1||Graham Alcock 140|
|4||Sampson Low 148||½:½||Henry Shard 137|
|5||Adrian Waldock 146||½:½||Paul Durrant 150|
|6||Masoud Molazadeh 120||0:1||David Cole 126|
|7||Lewis Low 106||0:1||Mark Webley 119|
Bertie repeated his win from eight days earlier against his high graded opponent, a former President of the Chess Federation of Pakistan. But, alas, there was little joy for us on the lower boards.
Board 4 was unfinished on the night but adjudicated a draw by Stockfish 11 after both players had missed wins in a time scramble.
Congratulations to Bertie, who is currently in the form of his life, and congratulations also to our friends from Surbiton on an outstanding victory.