Sunday, 13 January 2013

Marple B 3 ECA 3

East Cheshire almost beat a strong Marple side on Thursday night but sadly two blunders turned 5-1 into 3-3.

1. Michael Fernandez (177) 1 -  0 John Reed

John build up a big advantage against his young opponent's Kings Indian. However in time trouble Michael created some traps and sadly John fell into one of them.

2. Paul Kirby (178) 0 - 1 Phil Ramsey

The way things are going this season I am going to have to buy a Kings Indian T-shirt. My opponent was once again left with little to do on the Queenside while I attacked him on the Kingside. My opponent buried his King on h1 and I built up the threat of a winning Bishop sacrifice that he had to give up his Queen to avoid.

3. Glenn Trueman (166) 0 - 1 Tudor Rickards

Tudor is on fire this season! Playing against the Modern Benoni Tudor's opponent seemed to have some Kingside threats but Tudor calmly refuted them and won a piece. He then avoided complications and allowed his opponent to fall on his own sword in time trouble.

4. Sean Hewitt (164) 1 - 0 Keven Holton

Playing the Modern Defence against an ex-East Cheshire member, Keven calmly walked into a pin to grab a pawn and then consolidated down to a promising endgame. Sadly a blunder gave Sean the game.

5. Andy Jenkins (141) 0.5 - 0.5 Paul Bamford

Playing against a Scandinavian Paul wasn't able to gambit anything but played solidly enough to get the draw.

6. Terry Cowling (144) 0.5 - 0.5 Nick Flaherty

Both sides fianchettoed both bishops and in the resulting calm position Nick easily held his own.

An exciting match. If we keep on winning and beat Marple B in the return fixture we will have a chance of topping the league!

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