Last Thursday saw Cumnor 1 gain their first league win of the season at home to Oxford City 2.
|Cumnor 1||City 2|
|1||Stevens, Gareth (149)||0 – 1||Smith, Roger A ( )|
|2||Varney, Andrew (146)||1 – 0||Biswas, Karl (147)|
|3||Glenn, Liam (140)||1 – 0||Yates, John O (142)|
|4||Varney, Daniel (133)||1 – 0||Godfrey, David (140)|
|5||Sayers, Mark (134)||1 – 0||Smith, Lucy K (125)|
|6||Carr, Robin (126)||1 – 0||Brooke, Ian R (109)|
|Match played: 21 Nov 2013||5 – 1|
The first to finish was Daniel who played the Smith-Morra gambit as white. He sacrificed two pieces in the build-up to the mate.
Gareth on top board played against a Smith-Morra and suffered the same fate, 1-1.
Andrew won a piece early in the game and went in to win, while Liam was under a lot of pressure but wiggled his away out to end up in a better position.
Robin and Mark also won to produce a 5-1 win for Cumnor 1!
Even more shocking is that this win puts us up to 4th place (for now at least) in Division Two.