Karthik won the U14 section of the Junior Bury Chess Congress, he ended up with 5.5/6 drawing the last match.
Congratulations to Karthik, another trophy in the cabinet.
The A Team hosted the Fakenham B side last night and we came away 4-0 winners. Kamil and myself won with a very slight edge in our games, Leon beat John by dominating the king side with pawns and winning a piece in the process and Jason, well, he was just Jason. Pawns storming down the king side as well, opening lines up, rooks on files, bishops on diagonals, it was all to much for Thomas.
Good win for the team and cements our place at the top of the table. Feeling quietly confident of a title now, it is ours to lose now. We host Norwich Cavaliers next Monday in the semi-finals of the Williamson Plate. The team is the same as this week.
The B team travelled to Fakenham with a less than full strentgh side.
I was elevated to the dizzy heights of board 1. A tough game against Les Gladwell led to an early poisitional advantage for a gambited pawn. Les gradually clawed his way out of trouble but used all his time doing so-We agreed a draw with Les having a clear advantage but down to a few minutes with 10 moves till the time control.
On board 2 Eric was defeated by Dean Bavister. Eric did not appear to be at his best.
Charles succumbed in quick time with a blunder. Charles commented that getting to Fakenham and home again was a clear victory !
On board 4 big thanks to newbie James. having made an early mistake and gifted his opponent a piece. He showed great resolve and much future potential taking his opponent to 50+ moves and with only a few minutes left on opponents clock before being defeated.
We need to stem this recent poor run of form. Next fixture Broadlands away 5th March
Chess, like football, is a funny old game. I was berating myself for my play at Kings Lynn and on the same night some 50 miles away the same thing was happening to the UEA players.
The score line was an emphatic 3-1 win for Wymondham against title chasers UEA. Excellent wins by Cor, Hamish and John set the tone of the night.
Strange how like football, well all sports, can throw up a big surprise result. All the players must have been singing in the car on the way home!!
Kings Lynn deservingly beat Lowestoft A in the Rapidplay last night, not because of 4 players or 3, or even two, but 1. I plainly let the side down last night, I played some awful chess. This should not detract from the play of my opponents though, both Seb and Gregory played their part excellently.
Kamil and Jason both won their games against Rupert on board two and both lost their games against Till on board one. Both players were discussing how strong Till is while walking back to the car. Jason quoting a 4 move sequences of moves that really tied him up.
Big bonus of the night for Lowestoft was the excellent two wins for Leon. Leon is having a bit of a tough time at the moment, so his two wins last night, must give him a welcome boost of confidence. Well done mate and thanks for the ride over.
Next week we travel to Kings Lynn again and we need to garner some more valuable points in the quest for the title. So remember, you are not an idiot, you’re a genius.
“People think it must be fun to be a super genius, but they don’t realize how hard it is to put up with all the idiots in the world.”