Match Report: Bath A vs Horfield A (6 April): A win to finish the season.

Wet in Bath last night (I know, I know). Board 2 finished early. Derek, after the delight of dentistry in the afternoon, got the wrong side of Steve’s very sharp pet line. The pressure of the position and white playing his first 19 moves instantly told and a blunder on move 20 made the position untenable, although …

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Match Report: Clifton A vs Horfield A (22 February): Finished better than it started.

A curate’s egg of a match. Board 5 was first to finish. Sitting down opposite Igor I felt confident I should be able to get something out of the match with the white pieces if I played competent sensible chess. Instead I played the opening as if I was underwater and had never played chess …