Division One 2018-19

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Re: Division One 2018-19

Post by MartinCarpenter » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:36 pm

3C's not all home grown for a change either mind - and a very solid looking line up as a result. That's definitely been a dangerous weekend for Manx, passed through nicely.

The bigger question maybe whether they're going to reinforce even further when it gets really serious. The theoretical ability is there.

David Robertson
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Re: Division One 2018-19

Post by David Robertson » Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:59 pm

Game of the weekend in Div 1? A big shout out for...

Laura Stoeri v. Syringa Camp

Laura is the highly-rated Swiss player. Syringa's main role (chess-wise anyway) is to drive Imogen, her talented daughter, to chess matches. Yet, this weekend, Syringa found herself pitched into Div 1 for Blackthorne Russia. Syringa is no mug at the game. We played a league match before Christmas, and I didn't have it all my own way. Nevertheless, I doubt she was expecting too much from the weekend, at least personally.

Then, Sunday morning, we get this little gem (scroll to last game)

Well done, Scamp! Never let a gap of 450 Elo points intimidate you. :D

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Re: Division One 2018-19

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:13 pm

Here's the whole game. You cannot help feeling that White got absolutely nothing from the opening and didn't even manage to create a middle game where it was easy for Black to go wrong. So Black had the Bishop pair and more space.

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