Match Details

HCA League Division7

29 Feb 2012: Little Heath 2 v St Albans 6

Bd Little Heath 2 Grade ECF Result St Albans 6 Grade ECF Resumption
1 Dicks, Steve 137 250077C 1-0 McMahon, Austin 117 115351B
2 Joelson, Adam 138 113651D 1-0 McConnell, Phil 120 285386D
3 Cook, Chris RD 124 225231E 1-0 Hayward, Peter 104 187852K
4 Heylen, Modesto 103 156433L 0-1 Colacino, Angelo 108 286406L
5 Larsson, Tomas 96 274476E 1-0 Feldman, Keith 102 281985F
Match Score:  4-1
Number of games incomplete:  0

St Albans 6 First Defeat of the Season

Little Heath 2 Win 4 - 1

Author:  Team members

Date:  30 Mar 2012

Board 1: Austin had a close game, but the outcome turned when Steve sacrificed the exchange of Rook for Bishop for a strong attack which Austin didn't defend correctly in spite of having a back rank threat himself.

Board 2: Phil's opponent played the Sicilian Defence, won Phil's e-pawn early on, and the late middle game converted this advantage by advancing his d- and e-pawns supported by his rooks and queen - forcing Phil to sacrifice material and resign shortly afterwards.

Board 3: Peter Hayward was outgraded by over 24 points, but managed a reasonably close game until about the 33 move when his opponent started to take Peter’s pawns, and build up an over-powering strength. Peter resigned on the 37th move.

Board 4: In an exciting game, Angelo as White gained two pawns in return for losing the exchange. However the key was that Angelo was able to launch a powerful attack on his opponent's vulnerable King with numerous opportunities for material gain or checkmate. The match was adjourned mid-attack, but Angelo, knowing his sealed move was very powerful, agreed to divulge the sealed move to the Little Heath team captain, whereupon Little Heath resigned without bothering with the resumption.

Board 5: As Black, Keith played the Sicilian Defence. White exchanged queens on move 8 and some careless early blunders left Keith two pawns down by move 13. However, he adequately defended against White's pawns, which had advanced to the 7th rank on the a and d files. In the endgame, Keith had 4 pawns against White's bishop and 2 pawns. However, a miscalculation allowed White to queen two moves ahead of Black, and Keith resigned shortly thereafter.