Tuesday, January 28, 2020

'B' Team Disaster

It was something of a disaster in last night's Division 2 match against Newcastle 'B', who we outgraded by 45 points. We had high hopes of winning this one and, with Gerald Acey and Petru Floresc playing on the top 2 boards, we were fairly confident of picking up points there. Unfortunately, Petru went a piece down on board 2  but retrieved the situation with a perpetual check to salvage a draw. Grenville, playing on board 5, was a pawn down but had good compensation. However, he wasn't able to turn his positional advantage into a win and had to settle for a draw. Gerald was a pawn up in his game on board 5 and eventually pressed his advantage home to secure the win. Unfortunately, boards 3 and 4, where we might reasonably have expected to pick up at least a point, were a disaster, with both Glyn and Julian losing against lower graded opponents and giving Newcastle a 3-2 win. Click here for the match score card.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Honours even for the B Team

Last night's game against Crewe B resulted in a draw. Steve, maintaining his reputation as our resident drawing master, drew on Board 5, whilst there were excellent wins for Petru and Kasian. In contrast there were dismal losses for Glyn and myself. I can't remember the last time I played an opening so badly. I'm very familiar with the best line against Black's somewhat unusual move-order but, on the night, I suddenly decided I'd like to try something different. If only...

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Victory for the C Team

The C Team hosted Meir A last night and achieved an impressive victory including excellent wins for Julian and Grenville on Boards 1 and 2. Derek and Ernie each drew ensuring there were no losses in the match. Well done, everyone.

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Sunday, January 12, 2020

Petru at the 4NCL

Congratulations to Petru who, playing in rounds 3 and 4 for "J'Adoube 1" (formerly known as Cheddleton 2), won both of his games this weekend. It was not enough to secure victory since both matches were drawn.

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