There was more norm success at the 4NCL as England junior Matthew Wadsworth achieved his first IM result.
Wadsworth had a tremendous season, remaining unbeaten and amassing a score of 7.5/10.
Wadsworth drew with IM Lorin D’Costa, GM Simon Williams and most notably, GM David Smerdon in what was a tremendous rearguard action that lasted 95 moves, most of which was spent the exchange for a pawn down in the endgame.
What strikes me the most about Matthew’s play is how difficult he is to beat.
Here is the final position of his game against IM Lorin D’Costa.
Wadsworth had been defending for most of the game but White could not break through.
D’Costa – Wadsworth