Wednesday, February 21, 2024

'B' Team Throw It Away

The 'B' team missed the chance to put daylight between them and the teams jusr below them in Division 2, losing 2.5 - 1.5 at home against Crewe 'C' last night. Steve E got us off to a flyer with a win on board 4, followed by a draw for Steve H on board 1. Sean was 4 pawns up on board 3 and his opponent was in severe time trouble and we looked to be heading for a win. Unfortunately, he then had a rush of blood to the head and left his Queen en prise and bringing the scores level. Kas played his usual Gung Ho style of chess on board 2, nor bothering to Castle and pushing his Kingside pawns to f4, g4 and h4. Perhaps unsurprisingly his opponent ultimately took advantage of this and we found ourselves on the wrong side of the score board. We are still joint top of Division 2, but unlikely to stay there much longer as the teams immediately below us have matches in hand.

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