Harvey – 26.10.16

On 26th October we played our first Harvey Cup match of the season, losing 2-4 to Gravesend. Chris Cheeseman had a quick win, but two other positions went downhill quickly and when we lost on board 1 as well it looked grim. However Dave Helps had a very wild position and came out on top in his opponent’s time-trouble and Gary Sharp, who had been defending valiantly, won a pawn, but his opponent’s attack was too strong and he was mated.

Ian McAllan

Intro – 2.11.16

On 2nd November we played Beckenham and won by 2.5-1.5.  Chris Cheeseman had a good win.
On 9th November we played Eynsford and again won by 2.5-1.5.  Nigel Threadgold and Janis Elton won quite quickly and Masud Hoque was beaten by a significantly stronger player.  Chris Cheeseman appeared to be in difficulties, but continued to fight and eventually accepted an offer of a draw to win the match.
Ian McAllan