Michael Healey (Kingston) v Viktor Stoyanov (Battersea)

Alexander Cup final played at the Adelaide pub, Teddington on 14 April 2023

The board 4 game between Mike Healey and Viktor Stoyanov was pivotal in Kingston’s victory over Battersea in the 2023 Alexander Cup final by the slender margin of 5.5-4.5. The match was an intense and dramatic one between two very fine sides, and here Mike plays a tremendous game to make possible Kingston’s win against a higher-rated team. Mike being Mike, his knights naturally lead the charge.

Mike Healey on his way to a crucial win that set up Kingston’s Alexander Cup triumph. Photograph: John Saunders