Lichfield's first team are always prepared for a tough match when they visit South Birmingham, but they hardly expected to find that the opposition board six, Pavel Besedin, was graded 190. Not surprisingly Lichfield, with two reserves in the team, lost 6-0. It was the strongest team Birmingham had fielded this season and it must … Continue reading Was this a record?
It is always nice when a newcomer starts to make an impression after a bad start. Ray Sawyer had played a lot of computer chess when he joined this season and it showed when he played his first game and rattled off 60 moves in an hour- and duly lost. Once he realised he needed … Continue reading Surprise leader