Great 4-1 win for the A team to keep their title hopes (and the B team’s third place aspirations!) alive.
Notes by Paul:-
- Ravi was first to win. Borrowdale gave up a pawn for active play which seemed only to expose his own K side.
- Bd 1 got into a major piece ending where Steve neutralised pressure on his f7 pawn and eventually drew when it came down to a rook and pawns each.
- I won a pawn on Bd 2 going into a rook and minor piece ending, but my bishop wasn’t working as well as his knight and a draw was agreed, fine for me as Ravi had already won and we were up on the bottom two boards.
- Nick somehow got to be an exchange up and hung on to it before returning it for a won knight ending. A frantic time scramble ended with Nick delivering mate with his flag already ‘down’ (do we say ‘showing’ for a digital clock?!). Possibly Adrian could have previously claimed a win on time as he still had a pawn on the board. see game
- I was down in the bar when Peter Gill came down to say there was a dispute on Bd 5, apparently involving inability to add two minutes to a clock. Luckily my technical expertise was not called on because Adrian Elwin, a qualified arbiter of course, had already sorted it all. The position by then was a trivial win for Michael and he had enough time. I remember seeing some tightwire tactics in the middlegame.
|Home Team: Milton Keynes A||Away Team: Bedford A|
|1||Graham Smith||182||0.5||0.5||Steven C Ledger||188|
|2||Richard Freeman||187||0.5||0.5||Paul F Habershon||191|
|3||Graham Borrowdale||180||0||1||Ravi Arulnandhy||183|
|4||Adrian Elwin||169||0||1||Nick P Collacott See game||167|
|5||David Martinez-Willena||174||0||1||Michael Botteley||165|
|Date Played: 13/03/2014||1||4|