B’s gain valuable points at expense of A’s

Horfield B 4.5 – Horfield A 1.5

(1) Patryk Krzyzanowski (197) 0.5-0.5 Steve Dilleigh (187)

(2) Paul Helbig (183) 0-1 Derek Pugh (201)

(3) Mike Harris (185) 1-0 Mike Levene (181)

(4) Peter Kirby (181) 1-0 Phil Nendick (171)

(5) John Richards (171) 1-0 Bob Radford (152)

(6) Roger Pearce (-) 1-0 Jon Fisher (154)

Horfield B were black on odd boards

Derby time again, and the B’s, just two points above the relegation zone, needed a win. Dominic couldn’t play, but Patryk from the C’s is a very handy player to pull in. We thought he would be meeting Derek on top board, but Derek decided that Steve was having a better run. The A’s were missing players as well, so called on Bob and Jon from the C’s. The end result was the B team had better grades on most boards.

The first results all came in a rush around 9pm. Patryk and Steve ceased hostilities – happy with a half each. Peter and Roger won on 4 and 6. I had an odd position where Bob had the attack but found himself in a lost position. It was all over in a couple more moves and we had won the match already. 3.5-0.5

Meanwhile, the two Mikes were pushing wood around and still had all 32 pieces on the board. They were obviously in no hurry. Paul had thrown the kitchen sink towards Derek’s king and seemed to be following up with the taps and washing up bowl. Derek was fending off the blows and when Paul ran out of bits to throw forward it was time to concede defeat. 3.5-1.5.

The two Mikes were still going. Our Mike (Harris) had won the exchange and was calmly playing with less than 40 seconds on the clock. The other Mike’s clock was slowly ticking down and eventually his flag fell, which he sportingly pointed out. 4.5-1.5.

John Richards


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