The New Year has kicked-off almost unbelievably well for Streatham & Brixton Chess Club's First Team, with two bits of great news already.
In the London League Division One, Adam W last night drew his two-pawns-down-adjournment from the Wimbledon match, meaning, we draw that match overall. This bolsters our mid-table standing to the extent that we're only a match point away from equalling our score from the whole of last season. The next match is against Athenaeum on the 22nd, at their venue in Covent Garden.
In the second piece of action last night, we took on Kingston in the Surrey League. The result? A stunning 7-1 victory to us! Many of the games were interesting and a few exciting too. The cleverest finish, though, was provided by Carsten, who played black on Board 4 against Jon Foley. A pawn up, Carsten liquidated some material to reach the diagram position - where it looked like white might be blockading successfully. But, Carsten had seen further. See if you can spot his well-foreseen break-through.