English Matchplay

This was my first match of the season and it was against a Horsham team. My play after January last year was very poor and result in a significant loss of grading points which has resulted in me playing for Horsham 3 this season. However Horsham 2 had a couple of players unavailable for their first match which was against Horsham 1.

I found myself playing Lucy Bennet-Stevens who just keeps getting better and better. She is an absolute advert for chess.  Still studying for her GCSEs she is an athlete, heading for STEM studies at University and somehow manages to cope with a bunch of old male fuddy duddies at chess club. She is lovely and charming, except when she plays chess…obviously!