French Team Championship: final round
SPRAGGETT ON CHESS
Unfortunately, my team (Bordeaux) failed to win the last round and as a result will descend next season to National 2. That is life. But my team is a relatively young team and this year will be a valuable lesson and an important gain in experience. The French team championship is one of the toughest and most unforgiving in all of Europe!
POSITION AFTER WHITE’S 21st MOVE (21.Nd4):
I won my individual game against the talented international master Kevin Roser. A tough and experienced veteran, Roser rarely loses games. My strategy was to , if necessary (it was necessary!) risk and try to create dynamic chances so as to bring my opponent out of his element. It worked! Right at the beginning of the middlegame my opponent over rated his chances against my Kingside and soon found himself on the defensive.
Roser’s ingenuity did not prove to be enough to save the game!|