There were a lot of interesting games at the start of the Autumn Cup on Thursday. The B, C and D grades had mostly draws, while the other divisions had all decisive results.
Here is my disaster against Nic Croad
Thanks to Al Nicholls for annotating his game against Peter Stoeveken. What he doesn't mention is that the game went on for many more moves, and Al didn't find the win in a Bishop Knight and King vs King endgame. I had the same problem against Ross Jackson a couple of years ago.
Layla was doing fine against Michael Nyberg despite having no pawns in front of her king, but one slip allowed Michael's rook to penetrate.