Leamington A 2 - 2 Kenilworth B

20 January 2015

Next on the schedule list were the dangerous Kenilworth ...

  • Aldridge, Dan (181) 1 - 0 Wright, Larry (143)
  • Price, Andrew (155) 0.5 - 0.5 O'Neill, David (135)
  • Darling, Tom (151) 0 - 1 Wood, Philip RC (127)
  • Collins, Andy (145) 0.5 - 0.5 Webb, Rod (123)
  • The result could have been worse, as Dan was in a losing position, but won abruptly when his opponent misjudged a sacrifice and lost decisive material.

    Andy Price put a half point on the board in an even game where a draw always looked a fair result.

    The other Andy had coincidentally reached an identical position after eight moves, but his opponent managed to take a two pawn advantage into the endgame. However, after getting one of the pawns back, Andy was the recipient of a generous draw offer, which he took to ensure us a draw.

    My own game had looked to be petering out in to a dull draw, as the Queens came off early, but some aimless play let my opponent get on top, and eventually enter a winning king and pawn endgame. 20 minutes' thought couldn't find a saving line, and Fritz later confirmed that there wasn't one.

    The drawn match leaves us now only 2 points clear at the top.