Horfield A ease back to winning ways to keep grip on Division 1

A relatively easy 4.5 – 1.5 win the end, helped by a default win. My game was a very solid draw with Black in 17 moves. Not much to say but I have attached it anyway.

I was then in a position to see the second half of the match. Derek’s loss was painful to see. From a piece up he played for the attack, relying on this to trump Patryk’s potentially dangerous counterplay. All looked set for a typical Derek win when he faltered and suddenly it was a win for White instead.

When I first saw Alex’s game he was a pawn up with a dominating position. A quick win looked on the cards but Alex knows that Humphrey Andolo is a tricky player so he took his time, clamped down on any counterplay and won eventually. Well it was never really in doubt.

Peter had a nice positional advantage but it looked like he was going to make hard work of it when I first saw it. However a few injudicious moves by his opponent made it easier and Peter finished off with style.

Brent’s game seemed to be proceeding very slowly but he always looked a bit better. Somehow Dorota managed to restore the balance but got too adventurous and blundered. So in the end a comfortable win that could have been even more comfortable.

(1) D Pugh 0 – 1 P Krzyzanowski

(2) A Easton 1 – 0 H Andolo

(3) S Dilleigh 0.5 – 0.5 P Helbig

(4) P Kirby 1 – 0 G Harvey

(5) B Perrin 1 – 0 D Pacion

(6) J Richards 1 – 0 default


NB: Horfield were black on boards 1, 3 and 5


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