UK Youth Team Win Against Hungary
In round 2 of the European Youth Go Team Championship the UK team was drawn against Hungary. Our team had three of the five players making their debut appearance: Claire, Spike and Lukasz. Daniel, one of longer standing players, played a day ahead of the other games and took an easy win setting us up well for the remaining boards. Lukasz's game was a bit of a rollercoaster to watch on board 5, with a large group lacking the required number of eyes for some time. Lukasz held his nerve and capitalised on his opponent's error to save his group. After this he romped home to an easy win. Spike quickly followed with a strong game where he was never in any difficulty. George, on board 4, had the toughest game. His opponent although a 7 kyu on paper was playing much stronger than this level. George kept it close to 7 points but could not quite take the win. Claire, debuting on board 1, then finished with another straight forward win to give the UK team a 4-1 victory.