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Brewood Win Their First Home Match of the 2015/6 Season!

Posted on September 9, 2015 at 11:10 AM

Brewood's first home match this season was a Division 3 Cannock Chess League match against Boldmere St. Michael's, who we would like to thank for a very enjoyable match. The time control was 30 moves in 1 hour, and then back 20 minutes. The match card was as follows:

Board 1: Mark Keady (151) 1-0 Arthur F Kent (130)

Board 2: Paul Wright (133) ½ - ½ Alexander (Sandy) DS Wilson (129)

Board 3: Daniel Binfield (81) ½ - ½ Stuart E Wood (91)

Board 4: David Buckley (80) 1-0 Malcolm Carrington (49)

Total: Brewood (445) 3-1 Boldmere St. Michael’s (399)

Individual Board Reports:

Board 1:

No report available as of yet.

Board 2:

The opening was the English Opening (A20). Yours truly had the White pieces in this game. My opponent lost a pawn in the opening, and after playing a very good middlegame I managed to get two passed pawns. Unfortunately, I let my advantage slip away in the endgame, and me and my opponent ended up agreeing to a draw.

Post game analysis with my opponent revealed that I had a winning continuation at one point, but because of time pressure I missed it. It just goes to show how cruel chess can be at times. We can all miss winning continuations, no matter how obvious they might seem after analysis! Peter Crozet reassured me by mentioning how difficult endgames can be to calculate, even without a time limit.

I had less than 10 minutes left on my clock when a draw was agreed to, while my opponent had about 15 minutes left. I was afraid that he might try to run my clock down, but he was a good sport! I'd like to take this opportunity to thank my opponent for a most enjoyable game.

Board 3:

The opening was the Trompowsky Attack (A45). No further details are available as of yet.

Board 4:

No report available as of yet.

Despite my slight mishap, Brewood's Cannock League Team has had a good start to the season. Hopefully this is a sign of good things to come!

Categories: Cannock League, Boldmere St. Michael's

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