Tony Hughes (Wimbledon) v Peter Andrews (Kingston)

Surrey League division 1 match played at St Winefride’s Church Hall, Wimbledon on 20 April 2023

This was the board 8 game in Kingston’s 4.5-3.5 victory over a powerful Wimbledon team in the Surrey League – a result that meant Kingston won the league title with a perfect eight wins in eight matches. Kingston lost on the top two boards and at one point looked likely to lose the match, but Peter’s crucial victory over Tony Hughes and wins for Will Taylor and John Foley turned the tide. Hughes’s ambitious play may not be wholly accurate, but it is certainly scary, and Peter needed all his nous to blunt his opponent’s attacking intent, gain a hefty material advantage and ultimately carry Kingston to victory.