Home win against Letchworth and Hitchen

First home match of season in cosy room 4 at Allum Lane Community Centre.

Out of nothing, Terry unfortunately mislaid his Queen against the English Opening on board 5. However, Malcolm won against the Nimzo-Indian on board 4 and Dan’s Alapin Sicilian also brought victory on board 2.Now 2-1 up Adam had a solid classical Dutch and tried a few things,  but these were well met by his opponent. Anthony Kent’s initially promising Leningrad Dutch went badly awry and led to being the exchange down under severe bank rank pressure. A pawn breakout on the queen-side got some much needed counter-play and an invaluable passed pawn. White refused the offer a draw being well ahead on time (80 minutes each for whole game), but black evened up material and white eventually got checkmated.

Herts League – Division 3                                  Tuesday 18th October
Borehamwood                                                   Letchworth & Hitchin 2
Board 1 : Adam Raoof (W) 192             1/2           Anthony J Ball  (B) 164
Board 2 : Dan Marcos 155                  1-0           Ian Mutton 155
Board 3 : Anthony Kent 153               1-0           Anthony Burrows 153
Board 4 : Malcom Gesthuysen 132   1-0           Jon P Barnes P147
Board 5 : Terry O’Sullivan 121           0-1           Harris, Mark 147
Match Score :                                   3.5 – 1.5

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