Stockport B were looking to consolidate their position at the top of the table and put a strong team out. However we had a few of our stars back and were able to avenge last week's defeat against them.
Dave N (141) 1 - 0 Mike Crowther (167)
Dave again played well above his grade. It wasn't all plain sailing against his strong opponent but he emerged a pawn up into the endgame and kept it going for a fine win.
Keven (139) 1/2 Andy Coe (162)
Kev played a Catalan and his light squared fianchettoed bishop did the trick in neutralising the game for a valuable half point.
David T (142) 1/2 Mike Tunstall (160)
David was a pawn up but Mike had his heavy pieces operating on the open h file. When the attack fizzled out a draw was agreed with Mike's queen very active and plenty of checks available.
Tudor (138) 1 - 0 Jill Barber (141)
Tudor may have been the bunny last week but this week he was like a spring chicken! His focused and energetic display gave him a pawn advantage and he finished off with assurance in the endgame.
Bill (139) 0 - 1 Dave Pardoe (141)
Bill played a Nimzo Indian but his opponent was able to get some open lines and was able to pick up a piece with a pin which had been overlooked.
Paul (122) 1 - 0 Peter Taylor (121)
I was a pawn up out of the opening but tried to simplify a little early which gave Peter some counter attacking chances. Fortunately, it was still a complicated enough position and Peter played it a bit passively and I was able to find the winning move.
So, all in all, a great result for us and it should be good enough to keep us in Div 2 for next season.