HCA League Division7
21 Feb 2012: Hertford 5 v St Albans 6
|Bd||Hertford 5||Grade||ECF||Result||St Albans 6||Grade||ECF||Resumption|
|1||Hulman, Ron||85||286383C||0-1||McMahon, Austin||117||115351B|
|2||Gutteridge, Michael||85||265939G||0-1||McConnell, Phil||120||285386D|
|3||Luscher, Desmond||78||225257A||0-1||Pines, Chris||116||253269E|
|4||Kirby, Brian||71||182133H||0-1||Feldman, Keith||102||281985F|
|5||Craddock, Lauren||X000085||0-1||Baker, Peter C||92||233361C|
|Match Score: 0-5|
|Number of games incomplete: 0|
Hertford 5 v St Albans 6
A 5 - 0 win
Author: Team members
Date: 21 May 2012
The Sixth Team notched up it first 5 - 0 win of the season against a weakened Hertford 5 team. After 8 matches, the team's record this season is Won 7, Drawn 1 (the draw was against our friends in St Albans 7!)
Board 1. Austin's opponent exchanged off Queens on move 6, but lost a rook early on and resigned when the board came under White's control.
Board 2. Phil gained a minor piece for a pawn early on, and was able to convert this advantage into a strong attack on his opponent's exposed King. His opponent resigned after move 33, with checkmate unavoidable.
Board 3. Chris gained a material advantage, and launched a strong attack on his opponent's King, whereupon his opponent resigned.
Board 4. Keith's opponent castled kingside but left most of his active pieces on the queenside - unable to defend his king. With both of Keith's bishops attacking the g2 and h2 squares, and his queen able to move without hindrance on both the g and h files, there was no defence to a mating attack - and white resigned after 18 moves.
Board 5. Hertford were one player short, but one of their juniors (whose session was just finishing when our team arrived) bravely volunteered to step into the breach and play her first ever match - against Peter. While her inexperience inevitably made it an unequal contest, hopefully it will have been a useful experience to help her develop her talent.