Against the odds

Atticus 3  3½-3½  Southport 1, MCA League Division Two, Monday April 10 2017

 

Bd

 

ATTICUS 3

Grade

Aug

2016

 

v

Grade

Aug

2016

 

SOUTHPORT 1

1

 

Luke Boumphrey*

176

0 - 1

196

Mindaugas Lapeginas

2

 

Howard Sleeman*

 

135

0 - 1

167

Geoffrey W Sage

3

 

Jim Wiseman*

(Captain)

126

½ - ½

147

Fergal Wright

4

 

Steve Philp

120

1 - 0

143

Karl Nadin

5

 

Tom Webb*

124

½ - ½

146

Paul Dansey

6

 

John Lawton

113

½ - ½

132

Carl Kennedy

7

 

Dave Hurley*

105

1 - 0

116

Dave B Fillis

 

MATCH RESULT

 

 

3 ½ - 3 ½

** = January 2017 Grade (Ungraded in August 2016)

Great result despite being weakened by a late withdrawal on Board 2.

Southport fielded a very strong team and we were heavily out-graded on all boards. Nonetheless this was an excellent team performance coming out honours even against all the odds.

Luke had a very exciting game against Minas and came out  of the opening better. Unfortunately, he went wrong somewhere and came under considerable pressure which was instrumental in him losing a piece. Close game though and it could easily have gone to us.

Howard was the unfortunate sacrificial lamb. It’s tough enough for him (or me) playing on Board 3. But once we’re asked to play on Board 2 in this division it is always going to be difficult to extract anything at all. So it proved although Howard gave his best.

My game was the last to finish and after withstanding a big attack from Fergal I managed to hold the position sufficient for the draw which kept the match level on the night.

Steve Philp, our replacement for Mike, had a terrific result against Karl Nadin who has been playing well this season. He was second last to finish and we needed a win from him to get any kind of result. He won the exchange and despite some good counter-play by Karl he did enough to take the full point.

Tom Webb and John Lawton (standing in for Natasha who we released to play for Atticus 5 on the night picked up solid draws.

Finally Dave Hurley won his game which was a good result for him and the team.

Well played everyone. Jim Wiseman (Captain)

Birbirinden kaliteli ve sansasyonel porno izleme sitelerinden bir tanesi olan NovaPorno ile eglencenin dibine vurun!

Additional information