The odds competition which took place on 21 January was enjoyed by 16 players, forming two teams. The team of stronger players considerably outgraded the team of less strong players.
Last year, the less strong players lost by a narrow margin. This year, however, the stronger team won by 10-6. So, revenge has been taken!
We did, however, learned that even the equivalent of 7 pawns is not enough to win and next year we will probably match players so that the grading differences not more than 500.
The highlight of the evening, however, was to see so many of the juniors participating in this event, many of them having their first opportunity to play against stronger, senior players.
Raj (Raj Bhopal)