Two Wins Against The Winawer

I do not have too many wins these days in correspondence chess, so my two wins against the French Defence in 2016 for my Hertfordshire County team in England were very welcome.

The first game was played in the BCCL Championship Division against a member of the Mensa Team. My opponent is an experienced French Defence player, so I was really pleased with the result. In fairness to my opponent, we did draw our second game.

My other game, which has recently finished, was in the Counties and District Correspondence Chess Championship, Division 1, Ward-Higgs. My different opponent is also a strong over-the-board player for Surrey, England. Again, in fairness to my opponent, he did win our second game, although not a French Defence!

John Rhodes