The e2e4.org.uk second team followed up its win in round seven with another decent victory, this time against Sussex Smart Survivors. There were some tense moments, especially after David Grant beat Mark Josse to put Sussex Smart Survivors ahead, but after Mike Salisbury downed Tim Woods, the match shifted in favour of e2e4.org.uk, who eventually ran out 4-2 winners.
I faced Chris Jones on board three, one of several players on the Sussex Smart Survivors team I have encountered in Mid-Sussex League chess previously! After improving on our previous game, I managed to gain a slight advantage in the endgame, but was unable to press it home. However, a draw proved an acceptable result in the context of the match. I give the game below with some notes.