Round 2 of Team Championship - League B
At last every game of the second round has been played, the players having defeated even the IGS server mantineance. Let’s see what happened!
Switzerland 0 – 4 Finland
Another defeat for Switzerland, but they had a very rough draw, with Israel and Finland in the first two rounds. Finland beat everyone senseless again. Will Belgium, their next opponent, be able to stop the Finnish Steamrollers?
Slovakia 0 – 4 Serbia
The score doesn’t tell us the whole truth. Slovakia did rather well, as two of the games were very close; I’d recommend especially game 2 between Maros Kral (Svk) and Nikola Mitic (Srb).
Denmark 1 – 3 Israel
Israel reminded us to be a strong contender for promotion and to have one of the strongest players of the league. Jabarin’s kill on board 1 was rather spectacular (at least for a 3 kyu player).
Belgium 2 – 2 Slovenia
Slovenia dominated the two lower tables, but it proved not to be enough. Another strong performance by the two top Belgian players.
United Kingdom 2 – 2 Austria
The games on boards 3 and 4 were interrupted by the IGS server mantineance. Schayan Hamrah (Aut) decided to resign his game without resuming it; instead, Alex Selby (UK) and Jürgen Suntinger (Aut) went on to play a complex game decided by time and ko battles.