Russell Granat (Wimbledon) v David Maycock (Kingston)

Kingston v Wimbledon, Alexander Cup final, Adelaide pub, Teddington, 16 June 2022

This was the board 2 clash in the Alexander Cup Final between Wimbledon stalwart Russell Granat, a noted attacking player with an ECF rating of 2260, and 18-year-old Kingston star David Maycock, whose ECF is close to 2300 and which will no doubt soon enter the stratosphere. Maycock first rebuffs Granat’s Worrall Attack in the Ruy Lopez and then occupies the centre with a phalanx of pawns. It is a wonderfully controlled display by a young player of enormous promise who has helped to transform Kingston’s fortunes this season.