England won their last match in the 40th Olympiad in Turkey tonight – we played the Czech Republic – to save a little face: M Adams draw V Laznicka; G Jones 0 D Navara; N Short 1 V Babula; D Howell 1 J Stoceck. Overall individual scores: Mickey Adams 5.5/10; Gawain Jones 4/10; Nigel Short 7.5/10; D Howell 5.5/9; N Pert 3.5/5. Adams might have scored more had his pairings been tougher but he did not get into his stride. Jones was too high on two, a spot that Short – at least in my opinion- vacated for McShane. Short lost only once, to Torre, and recorded a great result. He is our most experienced player and it shows. Howell did fine, must be wondering about his return now to university! Pert enjoys team events and was his usual solid self. It could have been worse, these swiss pairings can be more random than you can believe.