Prakash got the team of to a start with a quick draw on board 5. Nigel was taken apart by his very talented 12 year old opponents’ four pawn attack. After quickly running out of space and options, the game was soon lost by 9pm but the final four games went all the way to the wire.
At 9:15 Mike had lost 5 pawns for a knight and 2 pawns. Bob had a strong knight but a week pawn structure. Both Matias and Tom were both a Rook to Knight down. Not looking good at all for Horfield.
By 9:40 Mike’s King was trapping his rook in the corner and was under attack but had managed to pin his opponents knight to queen with a bishop. Bob had gone a knight down. Matias had started a King side attack and Tom was under attack but had a strong bishop.
By 10:00 Mike’s game looked like it could swing either way with time running low on both sides. Bob was up on time but still a knight down. Matias now had a very strong attack with his opponents queen trapped in the corner next to the king. Tom’s game was getting really complicated.
At 10:15 All of the games suddenly finished after some very quick end game play. Bob resigned in a lost position. Mike accepted a draw. Matias attack finally resulted in a checkmate and Tom somehow managed to turn his even looking position into a win. Again, Horfield gained a result from a match that an hour earlier looked lost.
(1) Nigel Pollett 0 – 1 Chirag Hosdurga
(2) Mike Levene 0.5 – 0.5 Graham Iwi
(3) Bob Radford 0 – 1 Steve Woolgar
(4) Matias Perez Candelario 1 – 0 Chris Smith
(5) Prakash Chatterjee 0.5 – 0.5 Dave Herbert
(6) Thomas Holmes 1 – 0 Mike Fielding
HORFIELD C 3 – 3 NORTH BRISTOL A
NB: Horfield were black on boards 1, 3 and 5