Wantage 2 v Bicester 2 (24 October 2017)

Wantage 2
Score
Bicester 2
1
 Richards, Simon (117)
0 - 1
 Harrison, Michael (138)
2
 Mills, Matt (109)
0 - 1
 Earl, Chris (131)
3
 Leake, John (80)
0 - 1
 Hauwaert, Jacques (106)
4
 Kachkanov, Slava (59)
1 - 0
 Cassar, Nikolai (60)
5
 Litwiniec, Wojciech (-)
0 - 1
 Barstow, Michael (-)
6
 Kachkanov, Bayr (-)
1 - 0
 Hauwaert, Gabriel (-)
Result
2 - 4
Firstly a congratulations to the Kachkanov family, which provided both of our points in the match. Especially well done to Bayr, who is now 2/2.
 
Once again I saw little of the other games, being engrossed in my own game. After a fairly aggressive opening game I was a pawn up and had a superior position. My opponent took a pawn en-passant which revealed an attack on a rook which I missed, and the house of cards tumbled pretty soon after that.
 
Slava’s game was the only other one which I saw. Slava was several pawns up, which proved to be decisive.
 
Still, we are slowly getting closer to a victory, next week’s game will be a great opportunity!
 

Report by Matt Mills