We bowed out of the President's Cup last night after just getting edged out by a higher graded Denton team.
Jim 0 - 1 Pablo Lopez (172)
Jim was white against the French and unfortunately got a rook trapped early on and that was curtains really.
David 1/2 Laszlo Antal (170)
David looked solid with his French Rubinstein and held on well in a pawn end game.
Alan 1/2 John Ryan (165)
Alan's London system won him the exchange for 2 pawns and then in the late middle game his knight started creating a lot of mayhem. At the end, although a piece up, Alan agreed a draw because of a troublesome passed pawn.
Bill 1/2 Dave Holt (146)
Bill's Caro did the business for a solid draw and although he had double pawns he was never in trouble.
Paul 1/2 Tim Hilton (158)
After a fairly even Scotch transposition, I managed to achieve a superior end position but failed to land the killer punch.
So, disappointing for us as we came very close to pulling off an upset.