My opponent left her king in the centre of the board - leaving me a target to aim at.
The other games all, more or less went the distance.
John's game was complicated and fell apart in the ending. I missed the end of Mike's game, but he had been a pawn up for most of it and had turned down a draw, but lost the game in the dying seconds.
Pete's game against Terry Adcock was a good one. Pete had been material up throughout, but Terry's pieces were more active and Terry had looked as though he would win despite being a bishop down in the closing stages. Pete was able to salvage a draw, however.
Ray and Gordon came down for a club night and Stan Parsons showed up to reclaim his butterfly.
Andy the landlord bought 8 tickets for John's Chess Set Raffle.
|23 Apr||Heathcote Arms 2||v||Loughborough 2|
|1½ - 2½|
|1||B||151||Peter the President||½ - ½||Adcock, Terry||122|
|2||W||147||Cowley, Michael||0 - 1||Gallant, Sam||128|
|3||B||131||The Grinder||0 - 1||Hickman, Peter||113|
|4||W||119||Not Quite As Big Boss||1 - 0||Kueppers, Christina||80|
Here is my game against Christina Kueppers:
Graham B tells me that:
'Heathcote 1 still have a rearranged match against Shepshed 2, to be played at The Heathcote on Tuesday 7th May. This will probably be a winner takes all relegation battle, winner stays in div 1 loser is relegated.'
Well done everyone,