We lost 3-2 at their venue 3 weeks previously. On the day, our usual board 2 was not well, so we found a sub, who was then not needed as Stevenage could only field 4 players.
Herts CA : Herts League – phase 2 – Division 2D
Borehamwood Stevenage 1
Board 1 : Simmons, Matthew 2163 1/2 Robinson, Dominic 1885
Board 2 : Kent, Anthony R 1750 1-0 Anigbo, Afamefuna 1775
Board 3 : Williams, Stephen 1500 1/2 Fitzgerald, Patrick 1788
Board 4 : O’Sullivan, Terry J 1510 0-1 Trethewey, Frank 1675
Board 5 : Sear, Kevin 1653 1-d default –
Match Score : 3 – 2
Stevenage were stronger on boards 2 to 4, so the was not going to be easy to win. On Board 2, Black had a good opening with the Scicilian against white’s Grand Prix Attack.
On move 16, black’s Queen on h4 should have exchanged itself with white’s queen. Instead, 18…. Qd8 was which was met by 19. e5! which threatened to cut of black’s bishop with c3. Black had to give up his c pawn, and his postion fell apart after 7 moves.due to king side weakness
Postion after 26. Bxe
On Board 1, black pressed for the inititative but could not break through, so a draw was agreed.
Board 3 was also drawn, giving us a win (an oversight on board 4 cost the game).
Level material on board 3.
A few more matches to play till the end of the sesason,