London League – 3 wins out of 3

Beckenham And Charlton 1 v Ilford. Wednesday 8 November 2017

Ilford won 6.5 – 3.5

one IM Philip J Morris 219         1-0     Chris Fegan 176 (w)    +43
two FM Alan E Hanreck 209     1-0      Gary Thurston 173      +36
three John H Lewin 164          1/2-1/2   Paolo Casaschi 174D   -10
four Jim Everson 147               1/2-1/2   Julian Hudson 169      -22
five Andrew H Heard 145       1/2-1/2   David Millward 167    -22
six Andrew Dovey 141                0-1        Tom A Barton 168      -27
seven Shreyas Royal 150            0-1        Leslie J Crane 164       -14
eight Robert J Stebbings 121      0-1       Anthony R Kent 150    -29
nine James Jackson 119              0-1        Aidan T Corish 148     -29
ten Ian Mills 114                          0-1        Stephen J Abbott 141   -27

Apart from being well outgraded on top boards, Ilford had stronger team on the remaining boards and finished comfortable winners.  Great start to the 2017/season so far,

 

 

 

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NCL: Loss against strong Wanstead Team

NCCL Division A
Redbridge Social Club 6.11.17
ILFORD                           2-4     WANSTEAD & WOODFORD I
NEVILLE TWITCHELL  ½      D SPEARMAN 190 w
TOM BARTON                1-0     M PEREZ-CABALLO 187 b
ANTHONY KENT           0-1    LARRY MARDEN 173
SID KALINSKY                ½     IAN HUNNABLE 173
JEF PAGE                         0-1    STEVE RIX 171
LAVANAN AINKARAN  0-1    PHIL STANILAND 160

Edited from Jef’s notes. A strong Wanstead 1st team outgradied us on every board, but games were played out to a tough finish.

Syd Kalinsky easily held Hunnable’s French Defence but Neville on top board had to work hard to draw with Spearman. Jef misplayed the opening in a cramped position and in spite of seeking counter-play, could not old off Steve Rix, whilst Wanstead captain Staniland proved too strong for Lavanan. Similarly Anthony Kent could not prevent Marden gaining control of the centre and opening up his defence. Our only winner was Tom, who is having a good season, breaking out of the middle game to win the ending.

Another good night in the London League

Ilford continued winning ways against Beckenham & Charlton and have an excellent start of three wins from three matches.

  Beckenham & Charlton 1 GRADE SCORE Ilford 1 GRADE
1 Phili J Morris (IM) 219 1 – 0 Chris Fegan 176
2 Alan E Hanreck 209 1 – 0 Gary Thurston 173
3 John Lewin 164 ½ – ½ Paolo Casaschi 174
4 Jim Everson 147 ½ – ½ Julian Hudson 169
5 Andrew Heard 145 ½ – ½ David Millward 167
6 Andrew Dovey 141 0 – 1 Tom Barton 168
7 Shreyas Royal 150 0 – 1 Les Crane 164
8 Robert Stebbings 121 0 – 1 Anthony Kent 150
9 James Jackson 119 0 – 1 Aidan Corish 148
10 Ian Mills 114 0 – 1 Stephen J Abbott 141
  Total   3½ – 6½  

Les got the evening off to a good start catching his young opponent in an opening trap and our strength in depth saw a clean sweep of the bottom half of the boards the foundation of the win.

Thanks to Chris and Gary for taking on the top boards against high rated opponents.

Ilford v Wanstead – North Circular Chess League Div A – 6 Nov

ILFORD  2-4  WANSTEAD & WOODFORD I

NEVILLE TWITCHELL  ½  D SPEARMAN 190  w

TOM BARTON 1-0 M PEREZ-CABALLO 187 b

TONY KENT 0-1 LARRY MARDEN  173

SID KALINSKY   ½  IAN HUNNABLE 173

JEF PAGE  0-1 STEVE RIX 171

LAVANAN AINKARAN  0-1  PHIL STANILAND 160

A strong Wanstead 1st team turned up outgrading us on every board, but games were played out to a tough finish.

Syd Kalinsky easily held Hunnable’s French Defence but Neville on top board had to work hard to draw with Spearman. I misplayed the opening in a cramped position and in spite of seeking counter-play, it was too difficult to hold off Steve Rix, whilst Wanstead captain Staniland proved too strong for Lavanan. Similarly Tony Kent couldn’t prevent Marden gaining control of the centre and opening up his defence. Our only winner was Tom, who is having a good season, who broke out of the middle game to win the ending.

Jef Page.

No Tricks, No Treats, Just Defeat

Essex Chess League  Division 2   31.10.17
            UPMINSTER II 5½ – 2½  ILFORD

Board 1 169 NOOR KHODA     0-1 NEVILLE H TWITCHELL 168 w
Board 2  148 AIDAN CORISH    ½  TOM BARTON 168 b
Board 3 147 ROB IANNETTA    ½ ANTHONY  KENT 150
Board 4 137 J HANNAFORD     ½  SYD M KALINSKY 148
Board 5 131 P ROSENFELD     1-0 JEF PAGE 144
Board 6 122 SATNAM JOHAL 1-0 LAVANAN AINKARAN 134
Board 7 S ABBOTT                   1-0 default
Board 8 M RAHAMAN             1-0 default

(Fom Jef’s notes) Not the best way to start the Essex League season. Decent results on the first 4 boards, but with 2 defaults we were badly hampered. Train problems did not help either.

On top board Neville was our only winner as Khoda went for a win in an advantageous rook ,knight and pawn endgame. However, he over-pressed, which allowed Nev to queen a pawn and the game then quickly ended. Both Tom and Anthony,  who were affected by the  train delays to Upminster, both drew in long endgames, as did Syd.

Lavanan pushed a pawn up the board supported by a Bishop but unable to force it home. Johal was able to line up his Q, B and R to break into his defence. Jef  was 2 pieces up (!), with his very exposed king sitting behind his opponents pawn on h2. He was winning comfortably, but fell into a Halloween horror checkmate.

Pumpkin

 

A good night down the Pub

Drunken Knights 3 v Ilford London Division 2 23rd October 2017. Ilford lead 5.5 – 3.5 with one game adjourned

one Patryk Stanisz 197            1-0 Chris Fegan 176 (W)
two Diana Serbanescu 183     1-0 Gary Thurston 173
three Douglas A Bennett 173  0-1 Paolo Casaschi 174
four William Taylor 178          adj Julian Hudson 169
five Habib Rahman 154       1/2-1/2 Tom A Barton 168
six Colin Rigby 155                   0-1 Neville H Twitchell 168
seven Greg J Breed 146           0-1 David Millward 167
eight Dickie Geddis es130       0-1 Anthony R Kent 150
nine Kishan Pattni 146            0-1 Aidan T Corish 148
ten David A Grange 109          1-0 Jason W Klimach 146

A good evening at the Plough, Museum Street, London WC1. The lighting at Drunken Knights’ excellent home venue has been improved during the summer!

DK23 October.JPG

 

Ilford were stronger on the bottom 6 boards. These games all finished first giving, us a strong 4.5 – 1.5 start. David Millward’s game went 1. e4 c5 2. Nc3 e5 3. BC4 a6? 4. Qh5 and black was already losing a pawn

Ilford7vDK3

Anthony Kent had a double-edged Sicilian Dragon, going …..15 e5 (below) to liven things up. Game went 16. Nxb  axB 17. Bxb Ke7 and black has 2 pawns for the piece and the advantage . Computer likes 17. Qxd for equality.

AKvDK3

Good win for Paolo Casaschi on board 3 gave Ilford the match. We eventually lost hard fought matches on boards 1 and 2.

Chris Fegan fighting hard in his board 1 match which went right to the end:

Chris_Fegan_DK3

Ilford beat Lewisham in Season Opener

London League Division 2 4th October 2017

Ilford White on odds

Ilford    beat      Lewisham           5.5 – 4.5

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Chris Fegan 176             Harry Dixon 184               1/2

Gary Thurston  173       Mark M Robertson 194    1/2

Paolo Casaschi  174       John Pallen  163                 0-1

Julian Hudson  169        Tim Gluckmann 171          1-0

David Millward  167      Sydney J Jacob  166           1/2

Neville H Twitchell 168 Peter R Wood 151              1/2

Les Crane 164                  Martin Stewart 166           1-0

Jeffrey Page 144              Zia Mehmet 151                  1/2

Aidan Corish   148          David E Brown 152             1-0

Grant Gericke   139         Cem Oyvat   141                   0-1