Friday, 25 November 2016

Marple B 1.5 - 4.5 ECB

After a few narrow defeats the B team were due a win and we managed it in style against Marple B last night.

The in form Steve was never unduly troubled in his game and chalked up another nice win.  Jim too played a good game for a solid win to put us two up.  Bill looked to be winning his game but then there was some fireworks and he had to settle for a draw.

The crunch game was on board one.  Myles was well ahead on time (unusual for an East Cheshire player!) and had 30 minutes left compared with just 2 for his opponent.  This was a tight game but Myles played the endgame well and clinched the vital win that saw us over the line on the night.

I'd had a good game, was completely in control and 2 pawns up.  I then completely lost concentration to let Terry back in the game.  To make it worse I went on to  miss an easy tactic to win in a time scramble but instead allowed Terry in for a neat finish.

Tudor ended up with a knight and 2 pawns against 4 pawns and with play on both sides of the board this could have been tricky.  But, after a few hairy moments, Tudor's horse proved agile enough to win the battle and put the icing on the cake for the team result.

So, all in all it was a good performance and the win catapults us off the bottom of the table.  Onwards and upwards.......  Well done lads!

0 - 1  Chris Baker (140) v Myles
0 - 1  Alan Hall (139) v Tudor
1 - 0  Terry cowling (135) v Paul
0 - 1  Jeff Barlow (121) v Jim
1/2    Toby Brown (112) v Bill
0 - 1  Tony Doust (102) v Steve Mc
1.5 - 4.5