Atticus A

 

 

 

Wallasey 2

 

1

b

S Kee

195

1

0

S Lee

171

2

w

A Stancak

193

½

½

D Clarke

165

3

b

L Boumphrey

170

1

0

M O'Mahony

145

4

w

B Ellington

131

0

1

C Latham

141

5

b

S Banerjee

129

½

½

E Taylor

132

 

 

 

 

3

2

 

 

 

A hard-fought match, with plenty of close battles. There was much fighting-spirit in evidence from Wallasey, which made the match score closer than it might have been. We had Andrej make his Wirral debut, but despite Andrej's searching attack, Dave's defence stood firm for the draw. Luke's positional acumen saw him convert a fairly small advantage into a winning attack. Ben looked like he was winning at some point, but his opponent found surprising resources which turned the game around in his favour. Even more dramatic was the draw on Sanjoy's board, as his opponent fought back to draw after being two pieces down. The match hinged on my board, and eventually a very tense central struggle resolved in my favour, and this tipped the match for us. 

Report Steve Kee

Here is the result from last night's Wirral League match from Captain Steve Kee.

 

Atticus A Vs Malpas & Oswestry 1
 
1 Steve Kee (195) 1 - 0 Richard Bryant (171)
2 Luke Boumphrey (170) 0 - 1 Charles Lowick Higgie (171)
3 James Rothwell (160) 0 - 1 David Bennion (161)
4 Jim Wiseman (122) ½ - ½ Peter Lovatt (145)
5 Tom Webb (121) 1 - 0 Orlando Bell (56)
 
Final Score: -  

 

 

Atticus 1

 

 

 

Chester C

 

1

b

S Kee

195

1

0

M McDonagh

186

2

w

L Boumphrey

176

1

0

I McLean

159

3

b

M Williams

131

½

½

S Lloyd

146

4

w

J Wiseman

117

1

0

P McKeown

 

5

b

B Ellington

124

1

0

S Williams

124

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

½

 

 

A jamboree chess evening at The Cross-Keys, hosting four matches and twenty boards, saw a pretty evenly-matched affair as far as grading goes. However, as they say in football, momentum is everything, and our team/squad continued it's good form with a convincing win in the crucible which is the Wirral 1st division.

Luke started the avalanche, saccing a piece to expose his opponents king, and the rest was history. I weathered some pressure but as the position opened up a similar attack was decisive for me. Jim managed to keep some tactical possibilities in reserve, and this created a win from a fairly even position. Ben demonstrated a nice balance between positional and tactical play in a convincing Sicilian, and had a won position when his opponents flag fell. Mike was a pawn up for what seemed like ages, but as his opponent appeared to be about to regain the pawn in the endgame a draw was agreed.

So, another excellent performance from our players, and our position in the Wirral League Division 1 is secure for this season!

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