LONDON CHESS LEAGUE DIVISION 2 2.11.2022
ILFORD 2-6 BRITISH BANGLA CHESS ASSOCIATION
1.1965 NEVILLE TWITCHELL 0-1 J RUDOVANOVIC 2288
2.1929 RAHUL GHOSE 1-0 S SAIDMURODOV 2142
3.1801 VENKATESH SUBRAMANIAN 0-1 J LANDAU 1960
4 1792 TONY KENT 1-0 O OKUSANYA 1916
5.1644 JEF PAGE 0-1 T KHAN 1907
6. e.1650 DANIEL LOWE 0-1 O FINNEGAN 1832
7. 1575 TAHA UNDRE 0-1 M ALAHI 1825
8. default 0- 1 M ISLAM 1812
Ilford Black on odds. Time control 75 minutes + 15 seconds per move increment
From Jef Page’s notes. A grim night in every way. Dreadful wet weather, train delays, byzantine instructions on how to find the way around Bethnal Green and get into St Margaret’s House (the roads don’t seem to have names on them) and not the best playing conditions. Oh-and on top of that Jef lost the toss, we had a defaulted board and a walloping from BBCA who were very strong. And those were the good points.
Being a bit too busy trying round-up lost, bewildered players outside in the road got poor Jef got soaked for his trouble before trying to break out of a cramped position that disintegrated in the frantic endgame. Two very good wins from Rahul Ghoseh on board 2 and Tony Kent on board 4. Board 4 saw a Scicilan Grand Prix attack that black underestimated. Position on white’s move 25 below. RxN! does lead to checkmate (thank you, computer) but white chose the slower Rh4 which wins a bit slower.
Win on Board 4
On board 4, Daniel tried for the quick win but it rebounded on him as Finnegan calmly counter-attacked and picked off a loose piece. Thanks to everyone for making the journey. At least we know the way for next time.
Action on the top 4 boards