Couldn’t resist the Katy Perry reference 🙂
Both our teams had great results yesterday in the 2020 Event.
2020 now has a website (https://www.2020chess.com) and pairings online (https://results.oxfordchess.co.uk/2020chess#standings – some cool visualisations too).
It is going to be talked about on BBC Radio at around 1645 today (Saturday 11th April) at this link :
The A team beat the now-familiar Chess Carolinas 7-1 (from North and South Carolina, USA) (BA B had beat them 6.5-3.5). We outrated them heavily on all boards. They had promised six players but only fielded four. Theo and Julius graciously agreed to sit out.
The games can be found here:
See if you can spot my blunder in the first game – no cheating until you think you know the answer! (I am black)
The B team had a similarly successful night (hence the cheesy title), winning 9-1 against”D’Ascanio Vintage!”. They are a team composed of players from universities in Pisa, Trieste (a beautiful place where I played a lovely tournament in 2017 – “FE 19 Citta’ di Trieste”, stay at https://www.booking.com/hotel/it/art-amp-brerakfast-atelier.en-gb.html if you get the chance! ) and Ancona.
Detailed results (and the games) can be found here:
Richard’s piece sac is worth looking at here:
On Monday the A and B team both face stiff challenges.
The A team is again (in a competition with 66 teams) paired against the formidable Tiger Sharks A (>=2 IMs, average rating around 2300). We ran them a very close second last time (https://bonaccordchess.wordpress.com/2020/03/30/bon-accord-a-4-5-tiger-sharks-5-5-bon-accord-b-6-5-chess-carolinas/)
and hope to do better this time.
The B team has also got a tough opponent, and again an intercontinental match – Endgame New Mexico who have a National Master and an FM and a number of players above 2000.