Sheffield Deaf 1 – 5 Nomads C

Another great result, ensuring the C team remain on maximum points so far   this season.  Four out of the five new players who recently joined the club took part in this game and we all returned home unbeaten, with wins for Ray, myself, Arkady and Rory (in his first game) and draws for Eric & Sean.  Well done everyone 🙂

Hillsborough A 3 v 5 Nomads A

Eventually the A team gets its campaign underway with a trip to Hillsborough, and what a fantastic result for us winning 5-3.  Wins for Jon, Chris (by default) John & Pete and draws for Nick & Steve gave us the points to secure a well deserved victory. Thanks to everyone who played tonight, what a great way to start the season. On to next match away to Darnell next Monday 5th Nov.

Cheers Lez

Nomads C 4 Darnall & Handsworth C 1

Another good win for the team, leaving us top of the table with ten points from ten.  After two previous very long games, Sean had the luxury of finishing first with a good solid win.  Arkady secured a draw, then Sam, who seemed nearly down and out at three pawns down, took advantage of his opponents mistake and went on to win.  This left us on 2.5 / 5 with two games still to finish.  Eric secured the draw to win the match, then Ray, playing his first game for us, wrapped up an impressive win just in time, for the match to finish 4-1.

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Aughton A vs Nomads B

Aughton A 2.5 – 3.5 Nomads B
Jim Barker 0.5 – 0.5 Peter Morton (w)
Kevin Marshall 0 – 1 Steve Withington
Dave Glossop 0 – 1 Duncan Chambers
Barry Williams 0 – 1 Eric McKenna
Patrick Connolly 1 – 0 Jo Woollard
John Reynolds 1 – 0 Arkady English

This was a very close match and an excellent result for Nomads.

Kev Marshall vs Steve Withington

Black to play and avoid being massacred…

I had a fascinating game against Kev Marshall who in this position had just played 12. Nxe5

Two knights en prise and I couldn’t take either, things were looking pretty grim for me. But Kev’s run of good moves ended and he handed me the game.

Kev Marshall vs Steve Withington

Black to play and avoid being massacred…

I had a fascinating game against Kev Marshall who in this position had just played 12. Nxe5

Two knights en prise and I couldn’t take either, things were looking pretty grim for me. But Kev’s run of good moves ended and he handed me the game.

Nomads C 2.5 – Aughton B 1.5

Our first double pointer of the season, as Aughton, short on players this season, declined a second fixture.  We had an immediate boost as they arrived with only three players, giving us a 1-0 advantage.  They  outgraded us on every board but credit to Eric, Sam and new player Sean, who all had very tight games.

Sam eventually succumbed to his very experienced opponent, Eric had the advantage all the way through but had to settle for a draw, leaving it all square with Sean to finish.  His game had everything, down the exchange, getting it back, queen sacrifices, pawns on the 7th, a king on the run, eventually going into the end game a piece down, a Queen and a couple of pawns to his opponents Queen, Bishop and 3 pawns.  Just when it looked like he may be on the losing end, his opponent lost his queen turning the game completely, with Sean achieving check mate after about 80 moves  with 20 seconds left, getting his first win for the team.

Three wins out of three so far 🙂

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Woodseats B vs Nomads B

Woodseats B 4 – 2 Nomad B
Stuart Jones 1 – 0 Peter Morton (w)
Douglas Counch 0.5 – 0.5 Rob Nield
Dave Toft 0.5 – 0.5 Steve Withingon
Brendan Ashmore 1 – 0 Eric McKenna
Steve Moon 0.5 – 0.5 Jo Woollard
Dave Cook 0.5 – 0.5 Arkady England

An excellent evening of chess at the Red Lion, London Road. The games were close and indeed four of them were draws, with Nomads’ new kid on the block, Arkady English, maintaining his excellent start for the club – undefeated. But Woodseats secured two wins and took the match.

Interesting Position, Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia

This interesting position comes via Jeremy:

The England Open team had a good 2½-1½ win against Israel on Tuesday (2nd October), at the Chess Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia. But one that got away was David Howell’s game against Emil Sutovsky. Here is the position at a critical point (after 26. Re1-e2…), with Howell (Black) to move):

Here he played 26…Rfe8, allowing White to play Nf4 and then Rd1, consolidating (though I assume it’s still much better for Black) – the game ended as a draw.

Can you do better than our grandmaster in this position?! There are actually two very strong continuations. Solutions in a few days!