H&D U120 League
19 Mar 2012: Hemel Hempstead v St Albans
|Bd||Hemel Hempstead||Grade||ECF||Result||St Albans||Grade||ECF||Resumption|
|1||Sargent, Paul||116||172700L||0-1||Feldman, Keith||102||281985F|
|2||Hicks, Simon||112||286382A||0-1||Copner, John||93||266732A|
|3||Lightfoot, Steve||83||269713A||0-1||Turrall, Alexis||85||266731K|
|4||Roullier, Ken||72||261463H||½-½||McConnell, Tom||76||286407B|
|Match Score: ½-3½|
|Number of games incomplete: 0|
Under 120 v Hemel Hempstead
19th March 2012
Author: Keith Feldman
Date: 19 Mar 2012
St Albans played away with white on Boards 2 and 4. The result was ½ (Hemel) – 3½ (St Albans).
Board 1 – Keith’s Sicilian defence was played with the fianchetto of both white-squared bishops, and both players defended the centre carefully. White later allowed black’s a-pawn to advance and, protected by both rooks and the queen, it couldn’t be prevented from queening on move 41. White resigned after a futile check on move 42.
Board 2 – John Copner’s game was fairly level although he had a two pawn advantage in the endgame. Black queened first, immediately followed by white. Black couldn’t, however prevent white from obtaining another queen, which forced mate shortly thereafter.
Board 3 – Details to come.
Board 4 – Tom, playing white, still had attacking chances when he was offered a draw. Since black was slightly ahead on material, this was accepted.