A welcome win against Hemel

Herts League – Division 2         Tuesday 19-November-2019                                           

           Borehamwood                                    Hemel Hempstead 2
Board  1 : Simmons, Matthew            202   1-0   Clarke, Peter C                  183
Board  2 : Marcos, Dan                         172   1-0   Williamson, Kevin J        168
Board  3 : Kent, Anthony R                  158   0-1   Valentine, Brian J             167
Board  4 : Gesthuysen, Malcolm       139   0-1   Matthews, Adrian MS      158
Board  5 : O’Sullivan, Terry J               112   1-d   default                             
  Match Score :                                     3 – 2

At Last. We finally won a Division 2 league match with thanks to Matthew, and Dan on the top 2 boards and a default on board 5. Dan got his trademark attacking win. Matthew trapped his opponent piece. Anthony essayed a hedgehog which started well but was too spiky without proper support. Malcolm’s faced a Benko and got overpowered by his opponents rooks.

White resigns on board 1


No Fireworks against Stevenage

Herts CA : Herts League – Division 2                                 
 Tuesday 05-November-2019                                           

            Borehamwood 1                             Stevenage 1
Board  1 : Simmons, Matthew    202   0-1   Amato, Giampiero           177
Board  2 : Raoof, Adam N             185   1/2   Scarwell, Seb                      172
Board  3 : Rubeck, Jonathan      171   0-1   Robinson, Dominic            157
Board  4 : Marcos, Dan                  172   1-0   Rawlings, Stephen L         149
Board  5 : Kent, Anthony R           158   0-1   Price, Michael K               136
 Match Score :                                   1.5 – 3.5

On paper, Borehamwood were stronger on every board. But paper does not win matches. Only Dan (pictured below) managed a win. 2 defeats out of 2 so far is a disappointing to our maiden season in Division 2. Things can only get better.