The e2e4.org.uk third team was successful in both its matches on the last 4NCL weekend, leaving it well placed to push for promotion. In round 7, they were up against Oxford 2 and scored a comfortable 4-2 victory.
My game as Black against Christopher Rawlinson was a draw. I managed to gain a good position out of the opening, but let things slip and after a mutual oversight, we reached a murky but probably balanced position. My opponent was unsure how to assess it and so offered a draw; I was happy to accept as there seemed no real prospect of obtaining more.
I give the game below with some notes.