University vs. Lancaster A 17/11/15
Another league match last night. This time we faced Lancaster's A team at their chess HQ, the Reform Club in town.
A change of personnel - we replaced Nikola (who couldn't make the match) with Sam. Sam's grade is actually 165 (2 points higher than mine) but since he felt out of practice, I played on Board 2 and Sam Board 3.
Our opponents' grades ranged from 157 on top board to 118 on bottom - their side was slightly weakened. We felt a big victory was on the cards. And it was! We won 4-0.
I felt my game turned out quite nicely. I got a nice positional bind and my opponent cracked with a miscalculation that lost a piece.
Interested readers can also view Ian's game on Board 4 of this match, by going here:
Thanks for reading!