Bishops Stortford: Great Escape is on!

M25, M11,  38 miles each way. Another win: The  Great Escape is on!

Terry won when his opponent underestimated his King side attack, and could not prevent mate, whilst simultaneously keeping an occasional one eye on the Liverpool v Man United  match on his laptop (his opponent, not Terry).

Good draws for Malcolm in the Queens Gambit Declined and Kevin’s Pirc defense.

Adam’s opponent held out well against the French and a draw was agreed.

Anthony (White) was last to finish with a Kings Indian attack against the French. In the position below, black has just gone 13..a6? so reply 14.Nfxe5 won the pawn. Black then went Nd7 and 15 NxNc6 won in a 8 more moves.

Borehamwood CC now have 6 points, with 3 matches to go. All to play for.

Herts CA : Herts League – Division 3 Thursday 10-March-2016
Bishops Stortford 2 v Borehamwood

Board 1 : Heffer, Mark (W)       140 1/2         Raoof, Adam N 198
Board 2 : Heffer, Judith             132 0-1        Kent, Anthony R 146
Board 3 : Willbe, Charles          134 1/2         Sear, Kevin 167
Board 4 : Jurd, Peter                   123 1/2         Gesthuysen, Malcolm 133
Board 5 : Hirst, Adam                 118 0-1        O’Sullivan, Terry J 113
Match Score :                                  1.5 – 3.5

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Hertford: Welcome to the Dream Team

At the halfway point of the season, 1 win and 5 defeats is not too rosy. But, for the first time this season, we had out 2 top players – the highest graded in Division 3.  We duly won on boards one and 2, and manged a couple of hard fought draws. 2 wins, 5 defeats, 5 to play. Bottom of the table, but can see the light.

 

Herts CA : Herts League – Division 3      Tuesday 23-February-2016
Hertford 2                                                               Borehamwood
Board  1 : Capes, Ian                         162   0-1   Raoof, Adam N                    198
Board  2 : Morris, Simon P               155   0-1   Simmons, Matthew              190
Board  3 : Du Boulay, Andrew         144   1/2   Kent, Anthony R                    146
Board  4 : Mountford, Corinne        137   1/2   Gesthuysen, Malcolm           133
Board  5 : Hutton, Allan                     127   1-0   O’Sullivan, Terry J                113
Match Score :                                                2 – 3

Stevenage Away: More Pain and No Gain

Matthew got back to winning ways, Terry could not convert an interesting knight ending. Let’s move. Result for the record:

Herts CA : Herts League – Division 3       Monday 01-February-2016
Stevenage 2                                                                      Borehamwood
Board  1 : Fitzgerald, Patrick                   140   0-1   Simmons, Matthew               190
Board  2 : Trethewey, Frank                    145   1/2   Kent, Anthony R                     146
Board  3 : Rawlings, Stephen L              141   1-0   Sear, Kevin                             167
Board  4 : Jones, Len                                 141   1-0   Gesthuysen, Malcolm          133
Board  5 : Price, Michael K                        125   1/2   O’Sullivan, Terry J                113
Match Score :                                                        3 – 2

Back to Earth

Winning our first game of the 2015/2016 season at the fifth attempt was clearly too traumatic

In short, Dan played well, Anthony missed a simple combination for a small plus…. Wali built a big queen side against Terry, and one of Matthews Minor pieces went AWOL.

Herts CA : Herts League – Division 3         Tuesday 19-January-2016
Borehamwood                                    Welwyn Hatfield Chess Forum 1
Board  1 : Simmons, Matthew               194   0-1   Brennan, D Ross                  150
Board  2 : Marcos, Dan                           164   1-0   Aldred, James H                    146
Board  3 : Kent, Anthony R                     145   0-1   White, David                         143
Board  4 : O’Sullivan, Terry J                 114   0-1   Wali, Mir M                             137
Board  5 : Glouzman, Leon                      118   0-1   Willsher, David                    134
Match Score :                                             1 – 4