The first Game of the Week for the New Year features one of my better efforts. Unfortunately, it was not enough for us to beat a typically strong Bridge A side but there was no disgrace in our defeat. The game looks like a brief encounter but it took over three hours owing to the considerable thought given by my opponent throughout which may well have led to his losing on time anyway. After applying pressure, I was pleased that I finally managed to find a way through only for James Essinger to point out afterwards that I missed a mate in two a move earlier (29. Qxg8+)!

White: Bob Page (145)            Black: Arnaud Wisman (173)

Millar Cup: Broadstairs v Bridge A

Black resigns

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