At 492 points, and with a maximum of 500 points allowed, i thought we were fielding a strong team, but then Kirby show up with a team totalling 499 points.
In the first round, Dave was first to finish. His opponent, Eddie, plays very quickly anyway, but made a few mistakes and Dave punished him. Ray played very well to come back from a deficit of a pawn and the exchange to draw. John went a piece up and was able to grind out the win. Pete made some mistakes in time trouble and his flag dropped, but by that time it was over anyway.
So, 2.5 points to 1.5 points after the first round was a good start.
After the break, Dave was first to finish again. Eddie had left a knight en pris. Dave was happy to force a draw. Ray found himself in trouble this time, but went down fighting. John and Pete both went a piece up and were able to convert.
5-3 to us was a seriously good result.
|15 May||Heathcote Arms 1||W - B||B - W||Kirby Muxloe 1|
|5 - 3|
|1||149||Peter the President||1 - 0||0 - 1||Gray, Paul||135|
|2||130||The Grinder||1 - 0||1 - 0||Townsend, Ray||130|
|3||105||The player formerly known as Raymondov||0 - 1||½ - ½||Walker, John||128|
|4||94||Haka Dave||1 - 0||½ - ½||Hill, Eddie||106|
Next Tuesday, no club night as several of us will be at Wigston on Thursday 24th to take part in the second rounds of the County Championship. Come and watch us if you are free:
Colin Ross Vs Howard Phillips
David Reynolds Vs John Manger
Andy Carter Vs Dave Ricketts
Ray has a bye
Leicester Junior Training Day
26th July. This looks really good. Please find more information from the link.
The World Chess Championship
Four draws so far.
On Monday, there was a rather amusing piece on the Steve Giddins Blog.
Check out 'Rinky Dink' at
Well done everyone,