A decent win for Ilford in Essex Division 2, though the score line rather flattered us.
Jason got lucky against Rob Iannetta who threw his game away when, a pawn up thinking he was winning a knight, left a rook en pris. We were also fortunate on Board 8 when Johal, who with a pawn one move from promotion, made a disastrous Rook move overlooking a simple Queen check which forked King & Rook, and Umar had the win. Our only loser was new recruit Julian Hudson who had a tough evening with his King stuck in the centre, Khoda’s strong attack won him the game.
Jef had an easy win as Bigg’s queenside castling was dismantled with a Q&R checkmating attack, and Syd won the exchange and swapped pieces into a won endgame. Tom was inferior, but his strong Bishop and queenside pawns paid dividends as he raced a pawn home to win. Neville had a tsrong attack against Aidan Corish’s King but overlooked the winning of a knight in the endgame and it cost him a half. Anthony Kent’s Kings Gambit petered out and the offer of a draw from Black was accepted.
Played 3 in Essex League : won 1, drawn 1, lost 1.
ILFORD 6-2 UPMINSTER II Monday 21st December 2016
- NEVILLE TWITCHELL ½ AIDAN CORISH 159
- TOM BARTON 1-0 J HANNIFORD 168
- JULIAN HUDSON 0-1 N KHODA 144
- JASON KLIMACH 1-0 ROBERT IANNETTA 144
- ANTHONY KENT ½ M RAHAMAN 139
- SID KALINSKY 1-0 P ROSENFELD 123
- JEF PAGE 1-0 PETER BIGGS 131
- UMAR YUNIS 1-0 S JOHAL 126