In contrast to the Open team a fortnight earlier, the U180 team suffered a crushing defeat against Essex by 11.5 points to 4.5. We defaulted the bottom two boards and could only manage a couple of wins (well done the two Pauls, Selby and Taylor). I at least drew my game, unlike the previous match where I lost.
My game was a rather quiet affair. I played a line involving an early exchange of queens against the Queen’s Gambit Accepted. Although I was able to generate some small pressure, in the end this did not amount to much, and so the game ended in a draw.
I give the game below with some notes.