Cannes Blockbusters Muzzle London Lions
The Cannes Blockbusters contributed to a very difficult day for London in the PRO Chess League. Whereas the London Towers had a record-settingly poor performance, the London Lions definitely got in some punches against the Cannes Blockbusters. The biggest difference was on board four where the Cannes Blockbusters got 2/4 from Flavio Perez (who upset Maxime Vachier-Lagrave last year) while Marcus Harvey scored 0.5/4.
The Blockbusters are still hoping to get a better performance from GM Valentina Gunina on board three. She is renowned for her victory in the London Chess Rapid (and her positive disposition), but she has yet to get in a groove in the PRO Chess League. She lost a challenging game against FM Marcus Harvey in round three.
One player who did get in a groove was Matthieu Cornette who found a magnificent way to win a pawn in the following highlight.
2018 PRO Chess League | Week 4 | Cannes Blockbusters vs London Lions
|Lions||Blockbusters||Matthieu Cornette||Maxime Lagarde||Valentina Gunina||Flavio Perez||9|
|Andrew P Horton||1|
|Marcus R Harvey||0.5|