Thursday, 28 October 2010

East Cheshire C vs Macclesfield B, Wednesday 27 November 2010

A win for the C Team - 3 1/2 to 1 1/2.
The scores were:-
Board.........ECC............................Macc B
1.............Alan Stokes......0......1..Richard Murphy
2............Paul Bamford.....1......0..Alan Sime
3............Mike Cunnane..1/2..1/2..Brian Woodhall
4............Ian Vaughan......1......0.. Angie Howe
5............Roy Burrows.....1......0..Peter Rawlins
Roy surprised both his opponent and himself by achieving a smothered mate. Ian's game involved a pawn battle in the centre which led to a decisive advantage. Both Roy and Ian finished early enough to play several friendly games against their opponents.
Mike as black played a QGA which went well, but after the middle game his opponent had plenty of counterplay and Mike's offer of a draw was accepted.
Paul's game begun with 1e4 e6. Paul played a King's Indian and it seems won a two pawn advantage early in the game.
Alan was on the black side of a Ruy Lopez which started 3...a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.O-O b5 6.Bb3 Bc5 7.c3 d6 8.d4 exd 9.cxd Bb6. Alan says he should have played 8. .... Bb6 to stop his opponent recapturing with the c pawn on d4. He says he got into trouble after not noticing his opponent had left a knight en prise. Again, Alan arguably made best use of the time on the clock, gathering many spectators for the last half-hour.
We will look forward to the return match.

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