HCA League Division 3
06 Nov 2012: Watford 3 v St Albans 3
|Bd||Watford 3||Grade||ECF||Result||St Albans 3||Grade||ECF||Resumption||PGN|
|1||Miu, Marinel||155||270505K||1-0||Simmons, John||161||151018G||Submit|
|2||Charles, Simon||153||108254B||½-½||Phillips, Jonathan||151||245169E||Submit|
|3||Kalerwa, Edwin M||151||245885J||0-1||Cross, Ian K||147||109134H||Submit|
|4||Russell, Chris||145||101334J||½-½||Palmer, James C||141||274032B||Submit|
|5||Byrne, Chris J||137||107851D||½-½||Douse, Terry||132||155519E||Submit|
|Number of games incomplete: 0|
SA-3 Draw Away to Watford 3
Author: Ian Cross (deputising for SA-3 team captain Tim Acton)
Date: 07 Nov 2012
This was a solid team performance against a Watford 3 side that has had a very good record against SA-3 in recent seasons.
Terry and James got the team off to an excellent start with two draws.
Board 3 was a tense encounter, with yours truly defending hard in the Black-side of a French Tarrisch Defence opening.
White deliberately unbalanced the central pawn formation, thereby giving both players attacking possibilities.
After defending most of the evening, I saw a chance of a counter-attack which Edwin underestimated.
This lead to a forced check-mate, making the Match score 2-1 to St Albans.
On top-board, John was playing a double-edged game with Black and tried a punt with b5!?
This led to an unbalanced pawn formation, with attacking chances for both players.
Unfortunately, John came off worst in the ensuing complications, and the Match was level at 2-2.
The deciding game on Board 2 was also very tense, however, the players agreed a draw to level out the Match.
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