Ilford Kings 4 – 0 Loughton Lions
Thursday 28 January 2021
- Gandto [W] 1 – 0 MartinVanTol [B] https://lichess.org/3Akuwxa5/white#0
- Chessleveller [B] 1 – 0 kershaw1953 https://lichess.org/KQy4zLCS/black
- Chessbore [W] 1 – 0 Bazwold [B] https://lichess.org/N2MTqTk1
- JefPage100 [B] 1 – 0 HarveyFrench https://lichess.org/TS5V3jys/black
We won this online match comfortably against one of the weaker sides we’ve faced this season in the League of Mayhem. https://www.leagueofmayhem2020.com/ Not having posted a match report since 2020, now seems a good to resume.
On board 1, Tom Barton playing white got a slightly inferior position against a Sicilian (Adams Attack). As the game developed, he managed to win a pawn and then ran his very strong passed b pawn which won the game.
On Board 4, Jef Page had a level Caro-Kann position with black. His opponent unwisely advanced his g pawn, and Jef grabbed it with his knight, which could not be captured due to a pin. He then had pretty easy time of it and won comfortably.
Anthony Kent (with white on board 3) played a Polar Bear Opening (more interesting name than “Reversed Leningrad”) . This led to some good central pressure, with black having to play accurately. Black played a poor move 23..Qc7-c5 which was met by 24 Rd5 leading to the gain of material and win.
Neville Twitchell’s game (black, board 2) was a made easier when his opponent lost a pawn. A rook an opposite colour bishop ending was reached, but white’s disjointed pawns were too difficult to defend and the game was won.
A good result – a clean sweep.