East Cheshire A earned its first point of the season on Wednesday night in a dynamic match against a relatively weak Denton team.
Dave T and I had a night to forget, losing with bad blunders, but Tudor and Keven had smooth wins to equalise the match for us.
1. K Ahmadi (155) 0.5-0.5 J Reed
John had to take on a stodgy Czech Benoni and managed to build an impressive pawn centre but his opponent created sufficient counterplay to draw the game.
2. D Boulden (146) 1-0 P Ramsey
I had a good opening and won a pawn but then got into time trouble. I played a combination that didn't work, panicked and allowed a mate in one! Not my finest hour.
3. D Holt (139) 0.5 - 0.5 D Newall
Dave N built up a winning attack but misplayed the execution of it and ended up a piece down for nothing. Fortunately Dave H offered a draw as he was about to lose on time.
4. P Boyd (123) 0-1 T Rickards
Tudor gradually outplayed his opponent in an even middlegame and built up a strong attack on his opponent's King which he finished in fine style.
5. D Taylor (114) 0-1 K Holton
Keven systematically turned the screw against his elderly opponent and eventually found a narrow path to victory.
6. D Cook (107) 1-0 D Taylor
David T won a pawn early on in a strange French Defence. However David's King's Rook was hemmed in the corner and, under some Queenside pressure, David blundered his other Rook.
We have a couple of months off now until 24th Jan when we are away to Macc. A.