Ok. So this was our second friendly match. We had had to postpone the match twice owing to non-availability of players but finally agreed on a mutually convenient date and Sedgemoor were good enough to visit us.
Joshua Acibar, in his first match for the club. played, as usual, at lightning speed but unfortunately also lost at lightning speed.
Niall won a protracted and fairly close game thanks to a superior pawn count.
Richard won, fortuitously I thought, in a close game when his opponent, playing too quickly, was obliged to continue a move having touched his piece, a rook. Richard was able to fork the King and Rook leaving him a bishop up.
Fernando lost a close game agin showing the advantage of a superior number of pawns.
Arnold, playuing against a much higher rated player fought for and got a draw in a position I thought was lost. Well done Arno;d.
Mike’s game I didn’t see much of and he lost graciously.
Well done Sedgemoor. 3½ v 2½