Sunday, November 19, 2006

London League - Second Team, So Far

Streatham & Brixton Chess Club entered a second team for the first time last year in the London League. That team topped the Fourth Division by one game point, and was thus rewarded with promotion to Division Three - a somewhat tougher prospect.

So far this year, the team has played three matches. Despite a close 4½-5½ defeat at the hands of Capablanca, we beat West London 7-3, and overcame East Ham by the narrowest of margins - 5½-4½. Incidentally, that extra half point was earned by Alan in a tricky adjournment where he defended tenaciously for over two hours - great stuff.

The second team's next encounter is at Golden Lane on the 23rd November against Albany. Albany have won both their mathces so far this season, and look to have a strong line-up - as can be seen by the London League Division 3 table, here.

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