NCCL loss but some good personal results

Barking 1 v Ilford 1
North Circular Chess League, Division A
Thursday 14/02/2019
Report by Jef Page

Barking I ____ 4 – 2 _____ Ilford I

GradeBarking 1ScoreIlford 1Grade
203David
SANDS
½Tom
BARTON
166
197Jeff
GOLDBERG
1 – 0 Neville
TWITCHELL
168
172Peter
JASZKIWSKYJ
0 – 1 Anthony
KENT
153
141Gholamreza
ANSARI
½Jef
PAGE
132
.John
WHITE
0 – 1 default.
.G
ANSEN
0 – 1 default.

A bad night for Ilford nursing 2 defaults but with some very good personal results against a strong Barking team.

Tom’s long, strategic, queenside pawn chain backed up by Bishops and Queen easily held off David Sands who soon offered a draw.
My Caro-Kann was solid enough to discourage Ansari from trying anything fancy and he also quickly offered to share the spoils. But these halves were not enough to save the match in spite of Tony Kent playing really well with a sort of reversed Leningrad Dutch with the white pieces – holding the centre and then wiping out Jaszkwiskyj’s queenside pawns and threatening to win more material.

Our only loser over the boards was Neville. Although he went into the long, drawn-out, pawn endgame with level material, his pawns were split and with his King unable to defend them adequately, Jeff Goldberg invaded Neville’s position to queen a pawn and secure the match win for Barking. With only 1 win in this League so far we need at least 1 more to avoid relegation.

Neville and Jeff
Anthony on his way to a win against Peter
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