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Tournament: 141st Varsity Match • Venue: RAC, Pall Mall, London • Date: 4 March 2023
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John Saunders reports: The 141st Varsity Chess Match between Oxford University and Cambridge University was held at the Royal Automobile Club, Pall Mall, London on 4 March 2023. The match sponsors were the Royal Automobile Club. The chief match arbiter was Matthew Carr, assisted by Shohreh Bayat. Cambridge won the toss and chose Black on the odd boards.

2022«     2023 Varsity Chess Match     »2024
Bd Oxford University Rating Nat 2023 Cambridge University Rating Nat
1w Tom O'Gorman (Hertford) 2357f IRL 1-0 Miroslav Macko (Trinity) 2273f SVK
2b Emil Powierski (Merton) 2306 GER ½-½ Jan Petr (Trinity) 2282f CZE
3w Ashvin Sivakumar (Harris Manchester) 2173f SIN 1-0 Freddie Hand (Trinity) 2177 ENG
4b Max French (Wadham, capt) 2226 ENG 0-1 Daniel Gallagher (Pembroke) 2218 ENG
5w Amardip Ahluwalla (University) 2165 ENG 0-1 Gwilym Price (Clare) 2154 ENG
6b Dominic Miller (Somerville) 2131 ENG ½-½ Ognjen Stefanovic (Trinity) 2109 SRB
7w Nujith Jayawarna (St Hilda's) 2118 ENG 1-0 Imogen A L Camp (Queens') 1829wc WLS
8b Aditi Agarwal (New) 1578 ENG 0-1 Omeet J Atara (St Catharine's, capt) 1667 ENG
  Av. Rating = 2131.75     4-4 Av. Rating = 2088.62    

Oxford reserve: Jem Gurner (Magdalen - JCI 1844). Cambridge reserve: Leo Sanitt (Clare - ENG 1873).

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Date Notes
9 March 2023 Uploaded results and games. The first match I (JS) have not attended in 20 years, so no photographs or on-the-spot commentary.