London League D2 match – Wimbledon 1 v Ilford 1 – 12 May 2023.
8 board match, G75 + 15
Tom Barton, captain.
Board Wimbledon 1 Ilford 1
1 2024 Dubey, Mark J ½ – ½ Barton, Tom A 1867
2 (B) 1998 Heppell, Ian N ½ – ½ Twitchell, Neville H 1954
3 1908 Hughes, Anthony 0 – 1 Subramanian, Venkatesh 1847
4 (B) 1858 Boyce, Mike A 1 – 0 Page, Jeffrey 1706
5 1846 Carpenter, Stephen CD 0 – 1 Obiols, Biel 1610
6 (B) 1823 Fincham, Leon HJ 1 – 0 Undre, Taha 1605
7 1770 Rennie, Gordon 1 – 0 Faheem, Muhammad 1511P
8 (B) Not Named 1 – 0 default
Once again we were out graded across all boards in a match and we also defaulted board 8. Given this, it was a good performance by the team for a 5-3 loss with a couple of smooth wins by Venkatesh (a Queen’s gambit declined into a Semi-Slav, Marshall Gambit variation with complications ) and Biel.
Taha had a very exciting and wild game that went away from him. Jef was put under positional pressure which eventually told. Neville had the better of his game and maybe shouldn’t have swapped Queens off to an opposite coloured bishop endgame. I had an even game until I started running low on time at which point my opponent played a poor move and gave me a real advantage with a passed pawn, unfortunately with less than 5 minutes on my clock I didn’t find the most accurate continuation and despite analysis showing a further opportunity to win I dropped into a Queen and pawn endgame on which I agreed a draw. Last to finish was Muhammed who had a good game but it went away from him in the final stage of a king and pawn endgame.
Games: for Hughes v Subramanian and Dubey v Barton can be found here: