North Circular Chess League, Division A 5.3.18
British Legion, Chingford
CHINGFORD 5½-½ ILFORD
199 ROBERT EAMES 1-0 TOM BARTON
154 PETER ROSE ½ SYD KALINSKY
14 9 DAVID BRADY 1-0 JASON KLIMACH
128 ANDREW MORRELL 1-0 JEF PAGE
ROBIN OAKLEY 1-0 default
BRIAN SPEAR 1-0 default
(From Jef’s notes) Another tough night in a run of … A bit of a broken record really.
Jason, unable to make any headway found Brady’s French Defence too tough a nut to crack. Jef sacc’ed a Bishop to destroy Morrell’s kingside defence, quickly won it back, and sent his King scurrying for cover from g1 right the way over to b3. But, unfortunately, he couldn’t land the killer blow.
Syd did well to hold off Rose’s King’s Indian attack and Tom went close but couldn’t quite hold his endgame together as Eames won a Bishop and then launched an unstoppable a-pawn up the board. Hard times with defaults and match losses and relegation looms large.