23 November 2015
The A team’s best result for a while gives us a surprising win, our third of the season.
- Long, Matthew (170) 0 – 1 Blake, J Morgan (170)
- Webster, Paul (171) 0 – 1 Darling, Tom (154)
- Ingram, Keith (170) 0.5 – 0.5 Collins, Andy (162)
- Thomas, David R (164) 0 – 1 Egid, Ben (153)
It was a dramatic start for our newest member, Morgan appearing to be headed for a defeat as his opponent’s queen sliced through an open kingside to harass the white king. However, he found a bishop sacrifice which led to wild complications and, after Black had missed several chances to emerge a rook up, Morgan came out the exchange ahead and soon forced a resignation.
The other games were less dramatic: Andy’s game was balanced throughout, ending in an opposite coloured bishop endgame; Ben kept the pressure on his opponent, who blundered in time pressure; I gave up a pawn for an attack which was difficult to stop (see below).