H&D U120 League
20 Feb 2012: St Albans v Welwyn Hatfield Chess Forum
|Bd||St Albans||Grade||ECF||Result||Welwyn Hatfield Chess Forum||Grade||ECF||Resumption|
|1||McMahon, Austin||117||115351B||0-1||Slobodyuk, Yuriy||119||241600B|
|2||Colacino, Angelo||108||286406L||0-1||Elder, Kidge||108||244093D|
|3||Feldman, Keith||102||281985F||1-0||Sampson, Tim||102||225241H|
|4||McConnell, Tom||76||286407B||1-0||Musk, Andy||80||281989C|
|Match Score: 2-2|
|Number of games incomplete: 0|
Under 120 v Welwyn & Hatfield
2 - 2 Draw
Author: Keith Feldman
Date: 20 Feb 2012
St Albans played at home with white on Boards 1 and 3 – Score 2 – 2.
Board 1 – Austin’s opponent lost 2 pawns in the opening. Later, however, he won them back and was a pawn ahead in the endgame. Austin, unfortunately, was very short of time and had less than a minute until his flag would fall. Under time pressure he inadvertently placed his queen on a square where it could be captured - and resigned shortly thereafter.
Board 2 – Angela lost a minor piece but had a very strong attack, which was well defended by his opponent. He could make progress by moving his rook up the g file but he failed to spot that this would lead to a triple fork (king, queen and rook). He resigned immediately.
Board 3 – Keith’s opponent was a few minutes late and although his clock had not been started seemed to be playing below his normal form. He made a series of blunders, losing pieces and the exchange. Checkmate was given on move 32.
Board 4 – Tom, playing black, took the initiative early in the game and won a minor piece advantage by move 13. He later improved this in an exchange leading to a rook advantage. With his queen and rook pair, he forced the opposing king up into the middle of the h file - but his opponent resigned just before checkmate.