MERSEYSIDE CHESS LEAGUE 2019-20

MERSEYSIDE CHESS LEAGUE DIVISION 3

MATCH REPORT

WALLASEY B v ATTICUS 4

Game 8 of 12 13/02/2020 WALLASEY B v ATTICUS 4

Bd WALLASEY B ECF No Grade Aug 2019 (Jan 2020) v Grade Aug 2019 (Jan 2020) ECF No ATTICUS 4

Jeff Povall 117337G 135 (142) ½ - ½ 131 (132) 301442D Mike Williams*

Anthony Roberts 188628K 138 (132) ½ - ½ 125 (128) 120918J Mark Wadsworth*

Stuart Smiley 194277D UG (154)** ½ - ½ 122 (123) 126943E Jim Wiseman* (Captain)

Ken Jones 166401D 133 (132) 1 - 0 121 (128) 121292J Tom Webb

Rick Purcell 299928G 123 (125) 1 - 0 114 (113) 119122J Howard Sleeman*

Brian Wiggett 304150F 128 (123) 1 - 0 110 (112) 176165B Steve Winstanley

 

MATCH RESULT

4 ½ - 1 ½

Atticus 3 played White on the Odd Boards

*= Starred Player (Cannot Play for a Team in a Lower Division)

(Jan 2020) = January 2020 Grade; ** = Last Known Grade (Year 2014)

Result Slip sent in by: Jim Wiseman (Atticus 3)

 

For a long while it looked like we would get something out of this top of the table clash. I had a fairly comfortable game against Stuart Smiley but could get no more than the half-point. However, we were looking good on the bottom bords so I was quite happy. When Mike Williams and Mark Wadsworth also picked up draws (Bds 1 & 2 respectively) I was quite hopeful that we might win the match.

It was not to be though. Gradually, Wallasey B began to push back against the tide. Howard and Rick Purcell played out a very interesting game. Rick went material down but got considerable counter-play. With Howard threatening Mate in one for several moves Rick held his nerve and managed to negate the threat, winning back material to boot. This proved sufficient for the win.

Steve Winstanley also had a strong position until he walked into a fork which cost him material. He, too, found counter-play but it was not quite enough and Brian found the resolute defensive moves which assured him of victory.

Tom Webb and Ken Jones played out a close fought encounter but the Wallasey player managed to gain a positional advantage that eventually won him a central pawn which, in the end, proved to be enough for the win.

Wallasey deservedly won the match and have now leap-frogged us to go top of the table   REPORT JIM WISEMAN

Atticus 4
121 3.0 : 3.0 Formby 2 120
1
Williams, Michael I
131
0.5-0.5
Jordan, Paul
134
2
Wadsworth, Mark S
125
0.5-0.5
Barrett, Mike D
132
3
Wiseman, Jim K
122
1-0
Owens, Robert
121
4
Webb, Tom EC
121
1-0
Grady, John J
120
5
Sleeman, Howard D
114
0-1
McKee, David
114
6
Winstanley, Steve
110
0-1
Greaves, Robert
99

Atticus 4 played White on the Even Boards.

As with all their teams, Formby 2 put in a fighting performance. In the end they managed to halve the points after Atticus 4 had made the early running.

Robert Owen came unstuck against me after he miscalculated a Rook sac which failed to deliver. Although it was early days the other games looked favourable for Atticus and, on the strength of this, Mike Williams offered the draw against Paul Jordan which was accepted.

Dave McKee proved too strong for Howard Sleeman whilst Mark Wadsworth, unable to capitalise on an early advantage against Mike Barrett, had to be content with the draw.

Steve Winstanley slipped up towards the end of his match which turned the game around giving Bob Greaves the win.

This left Formby with a 3-2 advantage. However, the final game always favoured Tom Webb and his opponent, John Grady, was unable to prevent him from taking the full point, thus levelling the match.

Report Jim Wiseman Captain

 

 

Atticus 4
121 4.5 : 1.5 Liverpool 3 128
1
Williams, Michael I
131
0.5-0.5
Leeming, Dave W
142
2
Wadsworth, Mark S
125
1-0
Rovezi, Bashar
140
3
Wiseman, Jim K
122
0-1
Maher, Luke
127
4
Webb, Tom EC
121
1-0
Robinson, Sean
117
5
Sleeman, Howard D
114
1-0
Mellor, Peter
115
6
Winstanley, Steve
110
1-0
Novak, Barbara
-

Another excellent team performance which, at the half-way stage, takes us 2 pts clear and with a narrow board - difference advantage over our nearest rivals (Wallasey B) at the top of Division 3.

I had what I thought was a close game against the ever improving Luke Maher. However, I doubt if he’ll read it that way as he worked towards a pretty little combo that left me dead in the water!

Mike Williams felt that the other games were going our way and was content to take the draw against Dave Leeming as a consequence.

Tom Webb got a big advantage out of the opening only to see much of it evaporate before his eyes as Sean Robinson fought his way back into contention. However, Tom managed to maintain the edge and then use it to force his way home with a very satisfying finish.

Mark Wadsworth had what appeared to be a close game against Bashar Rovezi but had enough in the tank for the win.

Howard Sleeman, meanwhile, wrapped his game up after winning Peter Mellors Queen.

Steve Winstanely had a fine end game victory over Barbara Novak.

MERSEYSIDE CHESS LEAGUE DIVISION 3

Game 1 of 12

Tuesday 10th September 2019

FORMBY 2 v ATTICUS 4

 

Formby 2
123 2.5 : 3.5 Atticus 4 115
1
Jordan, Paul
134
0.5-0.5
Wadsworth, Mark S
125
2
Barrett, Mike D
132
0.5-0.5
Wiseman, Jim K
122
3
Grady, John J
120
0-1
Webb, Tom EC
121
4
Owens, Robert
121
1-0
Sleeman, Howard D
114
5
McKee, David
114
0-1
Winstanley, Steve
110
6
Worthington, Alan S
116
0.5-0.5
Hurley, Dave
100

Our opening match of the season went well with a solid performance from everyone and two excellent games by Tom Webb and Steve Winstanley.

Formby as always were very competitive and the result went down to the wire. It was finally decided in our favour when Tom Webb’s long-term pressure against John Grady was turned into material advantage and the game.

Our next match is at home on 23rd September against Wallasey B.

Jim Wiseman

(Captain)

Atticus 4
117 2.0 : 4.0 Wallasey B 118
1
Williams, Michael I
131
0.5-0.5
Jones, Ken D
133
2
Wadsworth, Mark S
125
1-0
Purcell, Rick
123
3
Wiseman, Jim K
122
0-1
Wiggett, Brian
128
4
Webb, Tom EC
121
0.5-0.5
Carr, Graham
117
5
Winstanley, Steve
110
0-1
Champion, Ron J
97
6
May, Natasha
90
0-1
Kelly, Alan
108

We were not at our best tonight despit good performances from Mark Wadsworth, Mike Williams and Tom Webb. Natasha, too, had an exciting game which could have gone either way. Howeve, I under-performed and my opponent was quick to capitalise on my errors. Steve. too, thought he should ave done better. All the same, full credit to Wallasey B who did what they needed to and we just have to accept that on the night we were seond best.

Jim Wiseman (Atticus 4 Captain)

 

Rnk
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Pt
Boards
1 Wallasey BX4.02.54.54.03.03.0 X4.5 4.0 12 29.5
2 Atticus 42.0X3.54.55.04.03.5 1.5X3.0 11 27.0
3 Formby 23.52.5X3.02.04.03.0 3.0X 2.5 7 23.5
4 Liverpool 31.51.53.0X3.03.04.0 X 4.0 7 20.0
5 Southport 22.01.04.03.0X3.03.0 3.5 X 7 19.5
6 Wallasey C3.02.02.03.03.0X6.0 2.0 X 5 21.0
7 Hoylake 23.02.53.02.03.00.0X 2.0 X 3 15.5

Rnk
GP
W
D
L
Pt
Boards
1 Wallasey B852112 29.5
2 Atticus 4851211 27.0
3 Formby 282337 23.5
4 Liverpool 372327 20.0
5 Southport 272327 19.5
6 Wallasey C71335 21.0
7 Hoylake 270343 15.5

G = Number of matches played; S = Win; R = Draw; V = Lost

10th September 2019 19:30
Round 1 (First Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 1 Hoylake 2 117 : 8 bye
2 2 Liverpool 3 128 3.0:3.0 7 Southport 2 121
3 3 Formby 2 123 2.5:3.5 6 Atticus 4 115
4 4 Wallasey B 129 3.0:3.0 5 Wallasey C 123
03rd October 2019 19:30
Round 2 (First Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 8 bye : 5 Wallasey C 123
2 6 Atticus 4 117 2.0:4.0 4 Wallasey B 118
3 7 Southport 2 126 4.0:2.0 3 Formby 2 117
4 1 Hoylake 2 117 2.0:4.0 2 Liverpool 3 117
15th October 2019 19:45
Round 3 (First Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 2 Liverpool 3 127 : 8 bye
2 3 Formby 2 111 3.0:3.0 1 Hoylake 2 111
3 4 Wallasey B 126 4.0:2.0 7 Southport 2 123
4 5 Wallasey C 119 2.0:4.0 6 Atticus 4 115
04th November 2019 19:30
Round 4 (First Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 8 bye : 6 Atticus 4 115
2 7 Southport 2 126 3.0:3.0 5 Wallasey C 123
3 1 Hoylake 2 113 3.0:3.0 4 Wallasey B 120
4 2 Liverpool 3 121 3.0:3.0 3 Formby 2 119
4 Liverpool board 6 was D.Negi
19th November 2019 19:30
Round 5 (First Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 3 Formby 2 123 : 8 bye
2 4 Wallasey B 131 4.5:1.5 2 Liverpool 3 125
3 5 Wallasey C 119 6.0:0.0 1 Hoylake 2 0
4 6 Atticus 4 121 5.0:1.0 7 Southport 2 119
03rd December 2019 19:30
Round 6 (First Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 8 bye : 7 Southport 2 126
2 1 Hoylake 2 109 2.5:3.5 6 Atticus 4 121
2 Board 2: Atticus 4 Defaulted that Board Board 3: Hoylake fielded Peter Inward but he has yet to be formally registered with that Hoylake 2 so I could not input his name (hence I have used 'no player' and trust Hoylake or the Division 3 Controller will amend accordingly asap).
3 2 Liverpool 3 124 3.0:3.0 5 Wallasey C 123
3 S clare wallasey bd 1
4 3 Formby 2 119 3.5:2.5 4 Wallasey B 121
16th January 2020 19:30
Round 7 (First Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 4 Wallasey B 129 : 8 bye
2 5 Wallasey C 123 2.0:4.0 3 Formby 2 115
3 6 Atticus 4 121 4.5:1.5 2 Liverpool 3 128
4 7 Southport 2 125 3.0:3.0 1 Hoylake 2 101
28th January 2020 19:30
Round 1 (Second Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 8 bye : 1 Hoylake 2 117
2 7 Southport 2 126 : 2 Liverpool 3 127
3 6 Atticus 4 121 3.0:3.0 3 Formby 2 120
4 5 Wallasey C 123 2.0:4.0 4 Wallasey B 125
13th February 2020 19:30
Round 2 (Second Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 5 Wallasey C 123 : 8 bye
2 4 Wallasey B 131 4.5:1.5 6 Atticus 4 121
3 3 Formby 2 116 2.5:3.5 7 Southport 2 120
4 2 Liverpool 3 118 4.0:2.0 1 Hoylake 2 121
25th February 2020 19:30
Round 3 (Second Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 8 bye : 2 Liverpool 3 127
2 1 Hoylake 2 117 : 3 Formby 2 123
3 7 Southport 2 126 : 4 Wallasey B 129
4 6 Atticus 4 115 : 5 Wallasey C 123
09th March 2020 19:30
Round 4 (Second Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 6 Atticus 4 115 : 8 bye
2 5 Wallasey C 123 : 7 Southport 2 126
3 4 Wallasey B 129 : 1 Hoylake 2 117
4 3 Formby 2 123 : 2 Liverpool 3 127
24th March 2020 19:30
Round 5 (Second Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 8 bye : 3 Formby 2 123
2 2 Liverpool 3 127 : 4 Wallasey B 129
3 1 Hoylake 2 117 : 5 Wallasey C 123
4 7 Southport 2 126 : 6 Atticus 4 115
07th April 2020 19:30
Round 6 (Second Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 7 Southport 2 126 : 8 bye
2 6 Atticus 4 115 : 1 Hoylake 2 117
3 5 Wallasey C 123 : 2 Liverpool 3 127
4 4 Wallasey B 129 : 3 Formby 2 123
23rd April 2020 19:30
Round 7 (Second Leg)
Fixture
TNo
Home
Grade
Result
TNo
Guest
Grade
1 8 bye : 4 Wallasey B 129
2 3 Formby 2 123 : 5 Wallasey C 123
3 2 Liverpool 3 127 : 6 Atticus 4 115
4 1 Hoylake 2 117 : 7 Southport 2 126

Date
Leg
Round
Home
Result
Guest
10th September 2019 19:30 1Round 1 (First Leg) Formby 2 2.5:3.5 Atticus 4
23rd September 2019 19:30 1Round 2 (First Leg) Atticus 4 2.0:4.0 Wallasey B
17th October 2019 19:30 1Round 3 (First Leg) Wallasey C 2.0:4.0 Atticus 4
04th November 2019 19:30 1Round 4 (First Leg) bye : Atticus 4
18th November 2019 19:30 1Round 5 (First Leg) Atticus 4 5.0:1.0 Southport 2
03rd December 2019 19:30 1Round 6 (First Leg) Hoylake 2 2.5:3.5 Atticus 4
Board 2: Atticus 4 Defaulted that Board Board 3: Hoylake fielded Peter Inward but he has yet to be formally registered with that Hoylake 2 so I could not input his name (hence I have used 'no player' and trust Hoylake or the Division 3 Controller will amend accordingly asap).
13th January 2020 19:30 1Round 7 (First Leg) Atticus 4 4.5:1.5 Liverpool 3
27th January 2020 19:30 2Round 1 (Second Leg) Atticus 4 3.0:3.0 Formby 2
13th February 2020 19:30 2Round 2 (Second Leg) Wallasey B 4.5:1.5 Atticus 4
09th March 2020 19:30 2Round 3 (Second Leg) Atticus 4 : Wallasey C
09th March 2020 19:30 2Round 4 (Second Leg) Atticus 4 : bye
24th March 2020 19:30 2Round 5 (Second Leg) Southport 2 : Atticus 4
06th April 2020 19:30 2Round 6 (Second Leg) Atticus 4 : Hoylake 2
21st April 2020 19:45 2Round 7 (Second Leg) Liverpool 3 : Atticus 4

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