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Woodseats C vs Clay Cross A
October 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm
|Board||Home||Woodseats C||Clay Cross A||Away|
|1 (B)||108D (108D)|
|1 - 0|
|2 (W)||109E (103D)|
|0 - 1|
|3 (B)||119F (126D)|
|1 - 0|
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|4 (W)||082E (80D)|
|½ - ½|
|Total||418||2½ - 1½||Total||433|
Our C team performed admirably against Clay Cross on Monday evening, with wins for both Rob and Steve; a draw for Stephen; and a loss (again) for yours truly.
Rob was persuaded to kindly share his experience of the match…
This was, I think, my tenth team game for Woodseats. I have played in A,B and C teams because, as we all know, there are occasional emergencies where gaps need to be plugged.
I played on board 3 and as usual was really nervous. After a very long break from chess (put into historical context I hadn’t played competitive chess since before the UK JOINED the common market – do the maths!). I find the whole thing with clocks and recording moves in my archaic annotation and, to be honest, the solidity of the board and the person sat next to me, quite daunting.
But boy do I enjoy it.
My game on Monday was a typical mishmash. As black against a passive opening I got on the front foot for once and had a potentially winning attack (someone pointed out to me the winning move after the game). But whilst I won material my opponent still had a queen that I couldn’t close down and which could have won the game as time pressure told.
In the end I won on time, but given my big material advantage I didn’t feel too bad about it.
Whatever the results I intend to keep enjoying the chess – and the company!