Halloween night, and a 72 mile round trip up the A1 and A505 to play Rosyon was our trick or treat. On paper, this seems our toughest fixture as we were outgraded, apart from top board. So a draw, to follow two wins, giving 5 points out of 6 for the 2016/17 season is very pleasing.
Away team (Borehamwood) white on odd boards per league rule. Adam’s favoured Colle system on board 1 looked very promising, but petered out to a draw. Malcolm had a decent Kings Indian on board 3, but in pressing on the King Side got his own queen trapped. Kevin held off the Poish opening for a good draw on board 5, and Terry won against the Old Indian. Anthony faced a c3 Sicilian, got into a spot of bother early doors, but turned it round as white developed too slowly. Eventually black got some advantage, but agreed a draw as time was short.
Herts CA : Herts League – Division 3 Monday 31-October-2016
Royston 2 Borehamwood
Board 1 : Davison, Chris (B) 183 1/2 Raoof, Adam N
Board 2 : Kemp, Paul R 176 1/2 Kent, Anthony R 153
Board 3 : Judkins, Brian D 151 1-0 Gesthuysen, Malcolm 132
Board 4 : Rudd, David R 146 1/2 Sear, Kevin 132
Board 5 : Pride, Stephen C 142 0-1 O’Sullivan, Terry J 121
Match Score : 2.5 – 2.5
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