Jasper Tambini (Wimbledon) v Peter Lalić (Kingston)

Kingston 1 v Wimbledon 1, Surrey League division 1, Willoughby Arms, 17 October 2022

The match-up between Jasper Tambini and Peter Lalić, two highly creative young players, promised to produce fireworks and it did not disappoint. The game was short, sharp and violent, with Lalić enjoying a successful first outing in the Nimzowitsch Defence. His victory on board two was crucial in securing a narrow 4.5-3.5 win against a tenacious Wimbledon team. It was Kingston’s first match back in the first division of the Surrey League after winning promotion last season.

Peter Lalić in action at Yo Sarnie, which was hosting Epsom Chess Club. Photograph: Dariusz Dworakowski

Their previous encounter in a league match at Kingston.