Herts CA : Herts League – Division 3 Tuesday 02-January-2018
Borehamwood St Albans 3
Board 1 : Raoof, Adam N 183 1/2 Lawrence, Paul 150 (white)
Board 2 : Marcos, Dan 152 1/2 Cross, Ian K 143 (black)
Board 3 : Kent, Anthony R 149 1/2 Narbeth, Simon 128
Board 4 : Gesthuysen, Malcolm 131 1-0 Fothergill, Craig S 135
Board 5 : O’Sullivan, Terry J 126 1/2 Flatt, Michael 128
Match Score : 3 – 2
2nd day of the year, and a home match against St Albans 3rd team. Adam got his 5th draw in the 5 matches we have played this season. Good win (our only one) for Malcolm who won the exchange, then went a rook up, gave back some material and obtained a won pawn ending.Dan tried his best to win a rook and pawn ending.
Anthony played against a Closed Sicilian and reached a drawn opposite colour Bishop ending. Terry’s game was adjourned on the night, but a draw was agreed a few days later. Position below (Terry black) shows why.