Uni vs. Kendal 28/1/16

Feb 6, 2016, 10:34 AM |

We played Kendal in the league last Wednesday. On paper, we had grading edges on all boards, so were looking for a victory again!

My game was pretty sharp - I played the opening poorly, but got back into it with a well-timed opening of the centre, and finished it off quickly enough.

Despite my game being the first to finish, the match did not swing our way. Sam on Board 3 got a draw, whilst Kshitij on Board 1 blundered and lost to an opponent graded over 30 points below him. That left Nikola on Board 4 fighting to save the match - he was losing, but fought on well and his opponent missed many winning chances. Right as it looked as though a draw would be the result, Nikola blundered and lost. So we went down 2.5-1.5! An exciting match, and well played to Kendal.

Thanks for reading!