Glastonbury Chess Club
Glastonbury 4   Taunton Knights 0 Glastonbury began the new chess season last week with a convincing Division 3 victory over Taunton Knights.  However, the final scoreline was slightly harsh on the visitors as all four games proved to be closely-fought contests. The undoubted star of the evening for the Thorns was 11-year-old AJ Symonds.  Making a  league chess debut, he showed maturity far beyond his years in coolly sacrificing a piece for a powerful attack of connected pawns.  His veteran Taunton Knights opponent, senior by nearly 65 years, was generous in defeat. The other results featured an initial success for Roger Fenton, followed by solid wins for Theo Kirby and Haroon Symonds. Glastonbury, who are current champions in this league, will look to more difficult future challenges in the defence of their title. Posted 17 September 2018
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