could only field two players for their match against Aberystwyth B at the St David’s Club on Tuesday 5th January. Board 1 Iwan Griffiths was expected but did not arrive, so the match took place on Boards 2 and 3. Tony Geraghty won a pawn with his French Defence against Owen Llywelyn, and was always in control thereafter. By contrast, Jamie Friel sacrificed a pawn (even though Tegwyn Jones had declined his King’s Gambit) to get attacking chances, and took them well to win the exchange and the game. With the two defaults, a 4-0 win for Aber. Rudy’s annotations have introduced me to the word eggdance, which I intend to use frequently from now on – this is what comes of having a sociologist annotating the games.

Owen Llywelyn – Tony Geraghty 0-1

Jamie Friel – Tegwyn Jones 1-0

The four other players present took the opportunity to play Club Championship games, both of which turned out to be very interesting. I missed a chance to save my game against Rudy, while Ian’s win against Sam Holman was an eggdance of great complexity, with both players playing well above their grading according to Rudy:

Matthew Francis – Rudy van Kemenade 0-1

Ian Finlay – Sam Holman 1-0



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