HCA League Division 6
05 Nov 2012: St Albans 6 v Hertford 4
|Bd||St Albans 6||Grade||ECF||Result||Hertford 4||Grade||ECF||Resumption||PGN|
|1||Hebblethwaite, Dominic||130||291782J||0-1||Marshall, Duncan||116||234988H||Submit|
|2||Walsh, Richard EW||124||256073C||½-½||Craddock, Paul||114||109019H||Submit|
|3||Magee, Edward||123||253234H||1-0||Lynch, Mark||105||277695K||Submit|
|4||Pines, Chris||120||253269E||1-0||Harris, John||104||112168G||Submit|
|5||McConnell, Phil||118||285386D||1-0||Hulman, Ron||82||286383C||View|
|Number of games incomplete: 0|
Div 6 - St Albans 6 beat Hertford 4 by 3½ - 1½
Author: Phil McConnell on behalf of Chris Pines
Date: 08 Nov 2012
On Board 1, Dom established a strong position but was unfortunate to find himself up against the clock as well as an able opponent, and lost on time.
On Board 2, Richard sacrificed a central pawn in return for a positional advantage. His opponent, realizing that he would have to surrender the pawn advantage, settled for a draw.
On Board 3, Ed’s opponent rashly grabbed a pawn, and this resulted in Ed winning the exchange. Once most of the material had been exchanged off, and with it inevitable that Ed would queen a pawn, his opponent resigned.
Board 4 was a tense match, with Chris eventually gaining a pawn advantage in the end game. The match was adjourned, but Chris’s opponent was generous enough to resign without resuming, once he had analysed the position and realized that Chris would be able to queen the last pawn on the board.
On Board 5, Phil’s opponent blundered his queen away and resigned after move 12.
For SA-6, a satisfying win in our first game since getting promoted to Division 6.
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