CHINGFORD 5½ – ½ ILFORD
North Circular Chess League – 17 December 2018
Based on report by Jef Page
|1 – 0||Syd Kalinsky||141|
|156||David Brady||1 – 0||Jason |
|158||Peter Rose||1 – 0||Jef Page||139|
|1 – 0||default|
|146||Brian Spear||1 – 0||default|
Another grim night for Ilford with no Christmas gifts from Chingford as they turned out their top player. Unfortunately, although I had a full team in the morning, by match time one player failed to arrive and Tom Barton was ill so everyone moved up a board.
Kalinsky got a good position out of the opening against Gavin Hughes- they only played each other last week – but lost a Bishop, and then Jason lost a pawn to Brady and Klimach’s knight sacrifice to threaten mate got nowhere.
Only I and Neville really put our opponents under pressure. Burgoyne put me in glue in the opening but when I finally broke out to counter-attack with Queen &Bishop I chased his King out to g6, however, with no time left and no defence left around my own King, a slight inaccuracy allowed him to checkmate me. Twitchell playing really well got the better of Eames and as both raced to queen a pawn and win a Rook & pawn endgame, Neville had more than enough to secure his half.
A tough end to 2018.