All White on the Night

Threats of tube strikes, wind, rain, Danish giraffes (OK, threats to) . But, the match went ahead as planned against Bishops Stortford 2. Apart from a distinct grading plus on top board, we were not hot favourites on paper.

Interestingly, our opponents have posted a review of the match on http://www.stortfordchess.co.uk/#!herts-leagues/c1fet . On Board 1, from our humble perspective, a prepared line by Black in the Pirc went aprés book after  about move 10, and Black’s position went rapidly downhill. A big slice of luck on Board 3 saw Black lose his queen to a discovered attack. Leon got a big queen side attack up and running to give us 3 wins with white. On board 2, your humble author played a Dutch against the Reti, but mixed up lines and got deservedly bashed up on the queen-side. Some passive play on Board 4 got punished by white with a well supported central passed pawn leading the charge. 5 wins for white, so fortunate that our opponents lost the toss. We move up to the dizzy heights of 2nd in the league.       

  Herts CA : Herts League – Division 4    Tuesday 11-February-2014                                           

Borehamwood 1                                                       Bishops Stortford 2
Board  1 : Simmons, Matthew (W)192   1-0   Kenning, Paul H                  155
Board  2 : Kent, Anthony R             150   0-1   Hannot, Jean-Charles      159
Board  3 : Marcos, Dan                     135   1-0   Mercer, Laurie                     155
Board  4 : O’Sullivan, Terry J        122   0-1   Heffer, Mark                        141
Board  5 : Glouzman, Leon              118   1-0   Heffer, Judith                       134

Match Score :                                                3 – 2

 

Division 4

P

W

D

L

M

Ps

As

Pos

Neg

For

Agin

E

DD

Hi

Ai

Mp

Gp

Stevenage 2

8

7

0

1

14

1

0

1

0

26.5

12.5

0

0

0

0

0

0

Borehamwood 1

8

5

2

1

12

1

0

0

0

25.0

14.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Bishops Stortford 2

5

3

0

2

6

0

0

0

0

15.5

9.5

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hoddesdon 1

6

3

0

3

6

0

0

0

0

15.5

14.5

0

0

0

0

0

0

St Albans 4

8

2

1

5

5

1

0

0

0

16.0

23.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Hemel Hempstead 3

8

2

1

5

5

1

1

0

2

12.0

26.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Stevenage 3

7

1

0

6

2

0

1

1

0

11.5

22.5

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

 

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