NORTH CIRCULAR CHESS LEAGUE DIVISION B
Tuesday 15.11.16 ENFIELD 2 2½-2½ ILFORD
O OLULODE 1-0 default w
N SUSSMAN ½ SM KALINSKY b
D McNISH 0-1 J PAGE
P GILBERG 0-1 L STEFANONI
KYRIACOU 1-0 M TUTU
Unfortunately for Ilford, board 1 arrived too late to play and was defaulted so we started a game down. But this was soon countered by a good win for Jef on board 2 against David McNish as his Morra Gambit Accepted took the honours. Then, Leonardo won a pawn and he swiftly won the R&P endgame against Gilberg. Marshall on board 5 had a harder time as he also lost a vital pawn against Kyriacou and couldn’t hold the same colour bishop ending.
This left the match score 2-2 with just Kalinsky to finish. He had had a hard time all evening defending a Kings Gambit Declined with his King left stranded in the centre of the board under all sorts of attack from Q, R’s & N. But, he wriggled around so well to earn the draw.
So far so good for us: 2 match wins for Ilford, and one drawn- unbeaten!