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!