ESSEX CHESS LEAGUE DIVISION
Wanstead won the toss- White on odd boards.
Wanstead House, Tuesday 9 October, 7.30pm
|1||151A||Jones, Keith||1-0||Twitchell, Neville H||174B|
|2||147B||Burtt, Laurie||1-d||Mugalu, Hassan||164A|
|3||144A||Siddo, Charlton||½-½||Kent, Anthony R||151A|
|4||143A||Collyer, Alex||0-1||Klimach, Jason W||137C|
|5||140D||Lu, Andy W H||1-0||Kalinsky, Syd M||141A|
|6||131A||Smith, David||½-½||Page, Jeffrey||139B|
|7||131A||Haddock, Paul||0-1||Ainkaran, Lavanan||127C|
|8||108d||Barman, Devdoot||½-½||Tutu, Marshall||094D|
Wanstead won the toss and were White on odd boards.
(Edited from Jef’s notes)
A poor start to the season for Ilford,though there were some very good personal results.
Anthony Kent set up a good position with an advanced passed pawn but fearing it might fall took a draw. However, this quick draw was immediately followed up as we levelled the match score when Haddock sacrificed a Bishop to try to drive Lavanan’s King out into the open. But when Ainkaran offered to swap Queen’s, Haddock naturally declined- fatally overlooking a simple Q back-rank mate in just 17 moves! Jef did well to hold off Dave Smith’s control of the a-file, but then counter-attacked against his K with Q, R & B which he only just managed to stave off as jef sought for the mate.
Neville Twitchell got into a tangle losing doubled c-pawns from which he never recovered as Jones followed up with a Q, Rook & Knight attack, whilst Kalinsky pushed Lu hard and won a piece but as time ran out, Syd unfortunately blundered in a flurry of moves. Jason did well to defeat Collyer, but probably the best result of the night for us was Marshall who, after working late & rushing to Wanstead, had to give up over 40 minutes on the clock. He still managed to play calmly enough to secure a Rook and pawn endgame draw.
Thanks to everyone who played, and a welcome and timely return to matches from Neville, Lavanan & Marshall.