24. Kingside attacks are quicker
Ravi scores a full point to help Bedford A beat MK.
23. James shares top spot in EACU Championship
Our own James Gardener continued his impressive season by sharing first place, with John Anderson and Graham Moore, at the EACU Closed Championship.
He shares a couple of his games.
22. EACU success
Another winning game from James.
21. Exploiting pawn weaknesses
20. If you can’t castle…
Richard makes the most of a direct attack against the Sicilian.
19. The pendulum swings
Richard seizes on his opponents inaccuracy.
18. Derby captains clash
This was the last game to finish, with the match score poised at Bedford A 2.5-1.5 Bedford B.
17. More spectators than time
John:- “In my game a dodgy ‘theoretical novelty’ at move 5 led to a decent position where I eventually won a pawn. Disaster struck as I was coasting to victory, with more spectators than time.”