Match Details

H&D U120 League

21 Nov 2011: Stevenage v St Albans

Bd Stevenage Grade ECF Result St Albans Grade ECF Resumption
1 Duggin, Mark 104 255501D 1-0 Colacino, Angelo 108 286406L
2 Bailey, Russell 110 186161L 0-1 Feldman, Keith 102 281985F
3 Bainger, Paul 86 122035E 0-1 Turrall, Alexis 266731K
4 Fisher, Andrew 289180D 1-0 James, Stuart 77 225259E
Match Score:  2-2
Number of games incomplete:  0

Under 120 League away to Stevenage

St Albans (away) vs Stevenage

Author:  Keith Feldman

Date:  21 Nov 2011

Angelo Colacino’s unremarkable game on Board 1 involved him coming under an unrelenting barrage of checks – culminating in checkmate.

My own game on Board 2 looked, throughout, like a draw. However, my opponent spotted a mate in 2, but ignored my own threat of a series of checks that would force his king into the middle of the board with no remaining defence. He resigned just before mate.

The circumstances regarding Alexis Turrall's game on Board 3 were quite remarkable. He had a strong attack against Paul Bainger (their captain) which was very well defended (so Alexis told me, although I was still playing my game at the time).

I observed the endgame when Paul was 2 pawns ahead of Alexis. Paul managed to queen first, but didn't seem to be able to prevent Alexis from queening too. Paul then made what he regarded as a mistake, but the game should have been (at worst, for Paul) a draw - but probably a win, as he was still a pawn up.

However, Paul resigned, saying that he should take his punishment for his poor move and, anyway, was too tired to continue!

Stuart James on Board 4 made an early blunder from which he was unable to recover.

A very lucky 2 - 2 draw for us!