U1800 Cup nightmare continues


Saxmundham½ – 3½Manningtree
1Mike Usher17970 – 1Robert Stephens1712
2Matthew Lawes-Wickwar16750 – 1Simon Webber1700
3Hugo Brown13320 – 1John McAllister1659
4Lee Osmon1328½ – ½Adrian Sanderson1497

The Under-1800 Cup is proving to be a graveyard for the club, which is anchored to the bottom of the table after a thrashing from visitors Manningtree.  Lee saved the whitewash with a solid draw, but Hugo lost in short order and Matthew let slip a winning endgame. On top board, although Mike lasted 52 moves, he was effectively lost after 14 moves when he played two moves ‘the wrong way round’ which just blundered a pawn and ruined his position. 

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