Nomads D vs Ravenfield

Robert Nield castled kingside, establishing a solid defensive position, then swapped down to knight, bishop and six pawns against two knights and four pawns, a slight material advantage, but sufficient to force mate. Robert Shaw lost material to a fork early on, but then won a rook with a knight fork, leaving him slightly ahead.…

Stannington C vs Nomads C

Outgraded on the top and bottom boards, Nomads C were slight underdogs on an evening where underdogs were to triumph. (As the Nomads A were to find out. Nightmare at the New Barracks….) The match could easily have gone the other way but Nomads held on with some deft defending. With everything even it all…

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Nomads 2 vs Stannington

Richardson Plate (Sam Haystead Trophy) Nomads 2 faced a strong team from Stannington in the semi-finals of the Richardson Plate competition. The highlight was Mike’s win on top board against Carl Walker, while Steve and myself drew with higher graded opponents. In the last game to finish, Ken sacrificed the exchange to obtain a dangerous…

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