Upminster I v Barking I – 13/02/2024

Les Crane's (captain) report:

This was a fairly even match given the latest grades and fittingly  we drew 4-4. However Barking were missing some of the stronger players.

Rob was first to finish, a draw. Scott also agreed a draw not that much later.

I was worried about my king’s safety and offered a draw which was accepted after some thought, but I regretted it immediately but it seems that my opponent and Sergey were analysing and in some lines I lost so maybe the draw was fair.

John drew also later and Aidan and Rasike drew.

This left Andy and Sasha playing. Andy’s game looked a bit tricky and eventually he lost. I watched the last 10 minutes of Sasha’ s game with Jeff and was very impressed with Sasha’s play in what appeared to be fairly level position but (although short of time) he tore the position apart gradually and won.

More pictures from the night:

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Glasses
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