4NCL results

Over this weekend a total of 16 Suffolk players have been competing in Rounds 5 and 6 of the Four Nations Chess League (4NCL).

In Division 1, played in Northampton, IM Alan Merry faced two 2500+ rated GMs, losing one and winning the second.   IM/WGM Dagne Ciuksyte won both her games against lower-rated opponents.

Anglian Avengers 1 lost both their matches and are now threatened with relegation to Division 2, having lost all six matches this season.

In Division 3, played in Telford, Anglian Avengers 2 won both matches and have now won all their matches so far this season.   In Round 7 they will play the only other team with a perfect score.   It’s looking increasingly likely that Anglian Avengers will have two teams in Division 2 next season!

Iceni 1, also playing in Division 3, drew both their matches.   This was certainly an improvement as they had previously lost all their matches.   In Round 7 they will face the only other team with a poorer record.

In Division 4, Anglian Avengers 3 lost one and won one, both by the narrowest of margins.   Iceni 2 lost both their matches and slip to 19th place out of the 25 teams competing.

Individual scores out of two (Suffolk players only):

Andy Lewis   0
Adam Taylor   1
Ed Player   ½
Graham Moore   1
Ian Wallis   1½
Steve Gregory   1
Silas Peck   2
Paul Botham   1
Tim Lunn   1
Keith Woodcock   0
Adam John   1
Jon Collins   ½
Laurie Pott   1
Rory Goldsmith   0

The most notable results were the wins by 10-year old Adam John (131), who beat a 156-graded opponent, and rated 242 Elo points higher, and Laurie Pott (153), who beat Cambridge’s Rob McCorry, graded 178 and rated 196 points higher.

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