It's a knockout

Published on 16 October 2019

We went out of the Richardson Cup this week after being beaten 1½–4½ by Ecclesall on Wednesday. Our gutsy rearguard action wasn't quite enough to hold off the mighty Sheffield chessers, who brought a pretty strong side to the match.

Although our Cup dreams are dead for this year, there's still a chance for silverware in the Europa League of Sheffield chess, the Richardson Plate—we'll face Aughton four weeks hence.

Against the flow of the match, and after a shaky opening, some hyperactive knights led to a decent win for Oli.