First, here are the facts:
Herts CA : Herts League – Division 3
Borehamwood Letchworth & Hitchin 2
Board 1 : Raoof, Adam N 192 1/2 Ball, Anthony J 164
Board 2 : Marcos, Dan 155 1-0 Mutton, Ian 155
Board 3 : Kent, Anthony R 153 1-0 Burrows, Anthony G 153
Board 4 : Gesthuysen, Malcolm 132 1-0 Barnes, Jon P 147
Board 5 : O’Sullivan, Terry J 121 0-1 Harris, Mark 147
Match Score : 3.5 – 1.5
First home match of the season in cosy Room 4, at Allum Hall.
Terry unfortunately mislaid his Queen against the English, but Malcolm won against the Nimzo-Indian. Dan’s C3 Alapin Sicilian also brought victory.
Adam had a solid classical Dutch but was well matched by his opponent. Anthony enjoyed a decent Leningrad Dutch, but astay and went the exchange down under severe pressure.
A passed pawn breaking out to C3 on the queen side gave white something to worry about. White turned down the offer of a draw (being well ahead on time), but lost the exchange back and eventually got checkmated.
2 out of 2 wins so far. Next match away Monday 31st October at Royston.