Congratulations to Dave Mooney for winning the Berlin wall themed blitz with 9/10. As we had 6 players we played a double round robin for a change. Full results here.
Next Thursday, 1st August, as a complete contrast to the Berlin the theme is the Grob. Play will start with Black to move after the move 1. g4
As usual two videos for your preparation. First this video gives the script for when white gets his wishes satisfied and black grabs the pawn. Second, a video featuring a game from the 1980’s with Tim Wall as the Grob player, when Black refuses to play ball.
Late breaking news: Dave Mooney beat Yaroslav Kolodiy in the final of the Stanley Johnson Trophy Club Championship. More details, including I hope the game, when I have them.