On Thursday 16th March Bexhill 2 travelled to Falmer to play Sussex University in league 2 of the Mid Sussex Chess leagues.
Our team, in board order was Leo, John, Steve B and Michael.
The University only run one team, and, therefore have many strong
players to choose from, and for this match they chose a powerful team..
Michael on 4 unfortunately faced an opening that he had not come across before and this led to him losing his game.
Steve on 3 making a welcome return after a hip operation played very well to secure a draw.
John on 2 lost a piece early on but had some compensation with his opponents king unable to castle and fought hard, but in the end he had to resign.
Leo on 1 had a strong looking attack, but his opponent found the one move that saved him and went on to win.
Final score: University 3.5 Bexhill 2 .5