Kenilworth B 1.5 - 2.5 Leamington A

29 September 2014

It was another tough match, but we kept our 100% start going.

  • Shurrock, David J (135) 0 - 1 Aldridge, Dan (181)
  • Wood, Philip RC (127) 1 - 0 Burnell, Steve (157)
  • Webb, Rod (123) 0.5 - 0.5 Darling, Tom (151)
  • Mottram, Nick (120) 0 - 1 Collins, Andy (145)
  • I didn't get to watch much of Dan's game, but he got a got the win thanks in part to a passed rook's pawn.

    Steve came close to sneaking a draw, but a protected passed pawn near his king was too great a threat to overcome.

    However, Andy soon put us back in front. In an extremely sharp, tactical game, his opponent missed a resource which could have turned the game, before resigning with his flag hanging.

    My own game was a tense affair, as my opponent caught me off guard with an unusual response to the Morra Gambit. I was relieved that the match situation allowed me to swap off material and claim a draw.

    So, we're top of the table heading into our month off.