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Battle of the Sexes 2022 - Round 8

Feb 02, 2022

John Saunders reports: Round eight of the #GibChess Battle of Sexes, held at Gibraltar’s Garrison Library on Tuesday 1 February, resulted in a 5½-4½ victory for Team Sabino with the White pieces, increasing their overall score to 42½-37½ – a lead of five points for the men’s team with two rounds to go. Battle is now well and truly joined, with various chances coming and going, but the men’s team lead is starting to look hard to overturn.

The ray of hope for the women’s team was a change of momentum during the round as what seemed likely to be a heavy defeat was kept within bounds via some remarkable saves and turnarounds towards the end of the round. They now need to repeat their big wins in rounds one and two victories if they are to snatch victory at the death.