Tuesday, October 20, 2015

'A' Team Out Of Luck

The 'A' team had a tough match last night against Holmes Chapel Rooks. We were without both Ray and Rob but put up a terrific before going down by 3-2. Glyn got us off to a good start with a win on board 4. This was followed by draws on boards 2 and 5 for Kasian and Derek. Neal walked into a checkmate on board 3, leaving me needing something out of my game on board 1. This had looked like a draw all evening but my opponent offered a Rook sacrifice which I countered with a Rook sacrifice of my own. After the dust had settled I found myself the exchange down but the game still looked drawn. Unfortunately I was in terrible time trouble and managed to find the moves to lose me the game. Click here to view the match score card. We have an even tougher match next Monday when we entertain Cheddleton 'B'.

The 'D' team travelled to Meir 'D', the current Champions and current league leaders, and came away with a good draw. There were wins on the top 2 boards for Mike and Robert. Unfortunately, these were offset by losses on the bottom 2 boards by Chris and John. Click here to view the match score card.