Last week, the club descended on The Albion for a night of rapid play. The competition was hugely varied – members, non-members, graded, un-graded, and from serious club players to beginners, all showed up to play.
Everyone was to play two games to be submitted to the July 2018 grading list. The lineup looked like this:
Round 1 threw up a few surprises. Potential new member, Nad, scored a fine win over John. While a blunder from Pouya allowed Mike Mac to capitalise.
The last game to finish saw Richard take out arch-nemesis Dave in a game that went right to the wire:
With tiredness setting in, there were a couple of dropouts for round 2. The highlight of the round saw Desislava taking Thomas right to the wire, missing a tricky win at the end and ultimately losing:
When the dust settled, Richard was the winner on the night, with 2 wins from 2. An honourable mention to Desislava, who played two good games against players graded over 200!
An enjoyable evening surely to be repeated in future!
Last night, Carsten hosted his second much-anticipated training session of the Summer. He played through three games of Chris Moore’s on the demonstration board, explaining common themes and describing Chris’s progression over the past two years.
It was a very well-attended and enlightening session. We look forward to many more in the future!
Next week the club is “officially” closed for the Bank Holiday. However, all the equipment will be at The Albion and no doubt there’ll be several members using it – we’d love to see you there.
This will be followed by our final two weeks at The Albion, starting with a session on September 4th from Matteo “Suit” Bezzini, going through the intricacies of the Caro-Kann defence:
The Summer season culminates on September 11th with our Summer handicap blitz tournament, with prizes to be won! Save the date!!