Nomads B vs Barnsley B

Nomads B 3.5 2.5 Barnsley B
Peter Morton 0.5 0.5 Peter Micklethwaite
Rob Nield 0 1 Neil Todd
Steve Withington 0.5 0.5 Richard Hall
Duncan Chambers 0 1 Arnold Van Der Hulst
Lez Day 1 0 Antony Perry
Ray King 0.5 0.5 John Stevens

This was a very closely fought match that could have gone either way. Ray King was last to finish, getting a draw, and securing an important victory.

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.

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!

Nomads B vs Ecclesall C

Nomads B 4.5 – 1.5 Ecclesall C
Peter Morton 0 – 1 Safdar Alam (w)
Rob Nield 1 – 0 Ivan Basarab-Howarth
Steve Withington 1 – 0 Roger Swindell
Duncan Chambers 0.5 – 0.5 John Speck
Akady English 1 – 0 Ken Scott
Eric McKenna 1 – 0 DEFAULT

A great start to the season for Nomads B. Making his debut for Nomads was Arkady English, delivering a win for the team.

How to Play Chess like a Baboon…. And Win! (Part 1)

Here is a fine of example of Ken Norbury’s method of winning games by playing bad moves.

More chess mayhem from Ken soon.

Steve Withington vs Neil Todd