1. Y Kolodiy (168) 0.5 - 0.5 Phil
Playing against a Modern Benoni I achieved a promising but complicated position. As we both got in to time trouble Yaroslav blundered the exchange but had a mass of pawns on the queenside to compensate. As we got down to a few minutes left each in a complicated position I offered a draw rather than randomise who won!
2. K Lockett (160) 1 - 0 Dave N
In a symmetrical English Dave rapidly built up an advantage but spent a lot of time doing so. He exchanged off to a winning endgame but ran out of time to win it!
3. T Tomkins (137) 0 - 1 Tudor
Tudor managed to castle on the opposite side to his opponent and had what looked like an enjoyable game launching pawns at his King.
4. E Clucas (131) 0.5 - 0.5 Dave B
Dave lost a pawn early on but managed to generate enough counterplay to draw.
5. D Hughes (129) 0 - 1 Keven
Keven played the safe Colle system but then went all out for an attack against his opponent's King. His position looked very double-edged at times but somehow he managed to bring home the point!
6. R White (128) 0.5 - 0.5 Nick
Nick built up a useful middlegame advantage but his opponent played solidly and achieved a draw.
This was a very useful win against a decent Altrincham side.
Next up for ECA are the derby matches against ECB, starting on November 14th.