Another win in the North Circular League

North Circular Chess League   Division  B  Loughton Bowls Club, 25.January.20loughton-tube17

LOUGHTON II ½-4½  ILFORD

142 G KERSHAW  0-1  NEVILLE TWITCHELL 173 w

141      K GROCE    0-1  SYD KALINSKY 148   b

127   M VAN TOL  ½   JEF PAGE 130

101     G CLARKE  0-1 HOWARD BERLIN 127

77     M SMITH  0-1  LEONARDO STEFANONI 109

(From Jef’s notes) A good win for Ilford who throughout the match had the advantage on every board- and we outgraded them everywhere.

A quick look around the hall at the games after just 40 minutes saw Syd a Bishop up, Leonardo a pawn ahead & Howard, and Neville on board 1 both gaining strong positional advantages. Kalinsky quickly swapped into a won endgame and Leonardo mated Smith with a Rook & two Bishops as Smith never developed his queenside pieces at all. Clarke played the endgame weakly and his lone Knight could never hold off Howard Berlin’s 3 advancing pawns. Martin Van Tol did just enough to defend his King as I set up an attack and hold me off and I reluctantly took a draw. Gary Kershaw was forced to defend for his life and almost held out but an error in the endgame saw Neville pick off a Bishop and gain his win.

This  win raises us to 2nd with matches in hand on Chingford who lead the division.

Next NCL match: Ilford  v  Enfield: Monday 30th January, home.

 

 

 

 

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Author: Borehamwood Chess Club

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