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Tournament: 115th Varsity Match • Venue: RAC Club, Pall Mall, London • Date: 1 March 1997
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The 115th Varsity Chess Match between Oxford University and Cambridge University was held at the RAC Club, Pall Mall, London on 1 March 1997. The match sponsors were Watson, Farley & Williams.

1996«     1997 Varsity Chess Match     »1998
Bd Oxford University Rating Nat 1997 Cambridge University Rating Nat
1w Dharshan Kumaran (Green) 2500m ENG ½-½ Jonathan Parker (Emmanuel) 2495m ENG
2b Jonathan Rowson (Keble) 2445m SCO 1-0 Matthew Turner (Sidney Sussex) 2430m ENG
3w Joel Ouaknine (St Cross) (191) GER 0-1 Mark Ferguson (Queens') 2390m ENG
4b Alex Lewis (Brasenose) 2150 ENG 0-1 Aron Cohen (Queens') 2255 ENG
5w Maxim Devereaux (Brasenose) (188) ENG 1-0 Demis Hassabis (Queens') 2240 ENG
6b Ben Savage (Lady Margaret Hall) 2140 ENG 0-1 David Cristinacce (St Catharine's) 2115 ENG
7w Christopher Blake (Magdalen) (184) ENG 0-1 Daniel Rosenberg (King's) 2200 ENG
8b Susan Little (Lady Margaret Hall)   ENG 0-1 Louisa Orton (Christ's) (154) ENG

Best game prize went to Maxim Devereaux.

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