Bedford A 2-3 Leighton Buzzard A

Bedford A

Leighton Buzzard A

Board

Name

Grade

Score

Score

Name

Grade

1

Steven C Ledger

190

0

1

Evgeny Tukpetov

210

2

Michael T Botteley

178

0.5

0.5

Stephen Law

181

3

Paul F Habershon

177

0.5

0.5

Andy Tinker

177

4

Andrew J Chapman

175

0.5

0.5

Kevin J Williamson

173

5

Raymon Gompelman

173

0.5

0.5

Peter Hunt

170

2

3

Played: 09/11/17

 

 

An agonisingly close defeat in this key match v last season’s champions.

Andrew finished first when Kevin offered a draw after a flurry of exchanges.

On Board 3 I was struggling with a cramped game and a one pawn deficit. It was a relief when Andy suddenly offered a draw due to my king becoming active and threatening to regain material.

Board 2 then produced the third draw after a seesaw rook and pawn ending.

Meanwhile Steve had reached a rook ending with a poor pawn structure and little time on the clock, so hopes rested on Board 5 (see game below) where Raymon looked to have a comfortable win. However, Peter Hunt wriggled successfully and the draw was agreed before Steve finally succumbed.

Paul Habershon 10/11/17

 

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