John Manger Vs Guy Closs
On Thursday, Guy had a family emergency and had to postpone his game against John.
Bob Collins Vs Colin Ross
I played black against Bob Collins. We played a Nimzo-Indian. After 14 Bf3 we reached this position and i avoided some real nastiness by responding with ... Kh8. Bob called me a 'Spoilsport'. Not much happened after this and i accepted Bob's offer of a draw on move 20.
Howard Phillips Vs David Reynolds
This game was not played on the night (at least not at Wigston), but the LRCA website reveals that David took the point.
With John and Guy still to play:
David Reynolds is on 2.5, Bob Collins and myself are both on 1.5, John Manger and Howard Phillips are on 1.0, and Guy is on 0.5.
Ray Beach Vs Andy Carter
In the middlegame, Ray's bishops were raking the squares around Andy's exposed king and his rooks were on the centre files. A mating attack looked inevitable, but Andy managed a bit of a counter attack before being overwhelmed.
Hacker Dave Vs Conor Reid
Dave 'The Jammy Dodger' Ricketts, playing with the White pieces, had been reading up on the Barry Attack all week, but went wrong on his first move when, on auto-pilot, he opened with e4 rather than d4. The opening became a Grand Prix and initially Dave's position had looked good, but this disintegrated. Down in the bar, John and i saw Conor getting a refill and asked him 'Have you done him yet?' and his confident response was 'Not yet'. In fact, this was knife edge stuff and Hacker Dave pulled off a mate whilst only one tempo away from being mated himself on the back rank.
Mick Slater Vs Stan Parsons
In Mick Slater Vs Stan Parsons, both seemed determined not to win and a draw was eventually agreed about half an hour after everyone else had finished.
Next week, there will be a club night on Tuesday, but no matches.
Our AGM will be on Tuesday 17th July at 7.30PM. After this, (our very low) annual subs become due immediately. So, bring your cheque books.
Well done everyone,