Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Altrincham A 2.5 ECA 3.5

East Cheshire A got their first win of the season on Tuesday night with a useful victory at Altrincham.

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.