Oxford & Cambridge beat Reform

The O&C and Reform managed an excellent 9 boards (8 for the Cup match and one for the friendly). The O&C away from home won the HR Cup contest 8-0 but The Reform turned the tables winning the friendly 1-0.


Interesting position from the RAC v MCC match

The top board contest from the match earlier this year between the MCC and the RAC saw Adam Eckersley-Waites eventually triumph over Roger Emerson, but not before an unusual opening had led to an exciting position full of tactics. I am grateful to Roger Emerson for his notes, which I have hopefully transcribed without too many errors.

You can access the relevant part of the game leading to the key position after white’s 16th move Nxe5 here