Today’s win against Taipei city of China (as Taiwan is called for this occasion) was anticipated – as was the taste of beers we promised ourselves upon a win.
Hysan on board 4 did not take the initiative in time. David on board 3, played with black again a Philidor but this time white opted for queens exchange on d8. David won an early pawn and played it all up after exchanging the rest of the pieces towards promotion and win.
Sunny, quickly a piece up after a stormy Scandinavian, decided to go for the best composition prize, sacrificing his bishop back close to black’s king and rendered black further helpless.
A draw for Cyrus on board 1 would have been enough for the team win and that is how the game ended, despite a pawn up and probably having had the opportunity to win on several occasions.