Sunday, October 13, 2019

Staffordshire v Worcestershire (U140)

Steve Emmerton played Black on Board 4 on Saturday and he offers his game for your scrutiny and enjoyment. I understand Steve was in severe time pressure when he offered the draw. In the final position White's only opportunity to press seems to lie in advancing his pawn to h5 but Black is well-placed to get sufficient counter-play.

Click here for the game.


Saturday, October 12, 2019

B Team loses first match of the season

It was not a good start to the season for the B Team against a strong Newcastle B Team last night. Fenton players were outgraded on all but one of the boards so we knew it was going to be tough, especially since Kasian Capatina, our usual Board 2, was unavailable to play.
We were soon in trouble. On Board 1, Barry Jones took full advantage of Petru's uncoordinated pieces and on Board 3 Glyn lost a piece quite early in the game. Steve tried out the Budapest Gambit and seemed to get some initiative but his opponent remained solid which led to a draw. Julian seemed to have a good set-up but next time I saw his game he had lost his queen! My own win on Board 2 was a direct result of a serious error in the opening by my young opponent who played on until he resigned two pieces down and with his king and queen in jeopardy.

For match card and results, click here

Tuesday, October 08, 2019

C Team draw their first match of the season

The C Team drew their first match of the season versus Stafford last night. Fenton players were out-graded on all 4 boards so it was a creditable result.

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Sunday, October 06, 2019

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