Sheffield Deaf vs Nomads D

Sheffield Deaf 4 0 Nomads D
Michael Freund (b) 1 0 Peter Morton
Peter Sharpe 1 0 Robert Shaw
Mick Simmons 1 0 Jo Woollard
David Whiston 1 0 Ashley Rogers

Ashley lost a rook to a knight fork early on, then his opponent forced a bishop swap, giving him an overwhelming material advantage.

Robert swapped off a knight and opposite coloured bishops, then lost his remaining knight to a queen fork. A mate threat forced him to give up his queen, and mate soon followed.

Jo and Mick both castled king side. After a quiet looking opening, they swapped off rooks, then queens. By the midgame,  they were both down to a rook, bishop, knight, and six pawns each, though Jo had a passed pawn, a theoretical advantage. However, after some manoeuvring, she lost her rook and resigned.

On board one, Peter had a promising opening, with decent development, but his opponent gained first a bishop then a rook, after which Peter also resigned.

Overall, a disappointing result, though the games were closer than the scoreline might suggest.

 

 

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