James Cagney – White Heat 1949
A great night for Lowestoft Chess Club another step on the road to the Division One title that we crave for. An excellent all round polished performance by the team from Mark on four up to Kamil on one. Its nice to say Lowestoft Chess Club Williamson Plate Winners 2014 but that’s what we are, just that.
Kamil played David off the board last night, Kamil didn’t let go as soon as he got a hold, better piece activate, better pawn structure, control of the centre. When the pawns started falling it was over. Well played Kamil a polished performance.
Jason played just as well as Kamil, Brian dropped an early pawn for no compensation. I was still hard work for Jason to convert, Brian did play well trying really hard to gain the initiative, but like Kamil on one, Jason didn’t let go and after gaining the exchange, rook for bishop, he manoeuvred the heavy artillery in to position for the kill and that was enough.
I played Trevor on three and what a tussle this was, I gained quite a lot of space on the queenside. Trevor had the attack on the kingside and with a wrong exchange on my part caused my to lose a pawn and this in turn released Trevor dormant Bishop and gave an entry point for his pieces, which in turn, wrecked havoc and won the game. On a personal note, I feel that I can live with this guys now, just need a little more savvy and I might, I stress, might, make it to a 160+ one day.
Mark Pooley drew his game against John on four quite quickly. Nobody seemed to what to push and quickly finished. Maybe John had the same orders Mark had, draw or else! Mark has played well in this competition for Lowestoft and has been a great asset to the team. Cheers Mark.
Would like to thank Leon for his contribution to the team in this tournament and it was brave and selfish decision to drop himself for the final.