Graham B Reports:
All four of us struggled against weaker opposition. I played a poor opening, but thanks to a couple of tactical errors by Dave White I was able overcome my poor position and produced quite a nice win in the end.
John's game was always even, he tried to push for an advantage but had to settle for a draw.
Ray's game looked abit scrappy and he was probably worse when he accepted Ben's draw offer.
Mike went to the end, ( as usual), he never seemed to get into the game and went into the ending a Pawn down but crucially he had a passed pawn on b3 supported by his bishop, I think John would have had to give up his bishop to stop this pawn and then we would have had a very interesting game. Mike: rook and bishop against John's rook and 3 connected kingside pawns. Unfortunately, we didn't get to witness it as they agreed a draw with only a few minutes left on each clock.
|28 Feb||Heathcote Arms 2||v||Wigston 4|
|2½ - 1½|
|1||B||159||Cowley, Michael||½ - ½||Daniel, John||129|
|2||W||147||Booley, Graham||1 - 0||White, David||121|
|3||B||119||The Grinder||½ - ½||Winterton, Paul||113|
|4||W||105||Raymondov||½ - ½||Vaughan, Ben||77|
On yesterday's blog, i mentioned HA2 playing away at Melton next week - this was a mistake - that match takes place on the following week.