Thursday, 24 January 2013

No it was not an allegro match

The speed with which Stirling were despatched would suggest quickplay rather than a full time control league match. The away side were on the bus home by a quarter to nine a little over an hour and half after the match started. Bryan got proceedings off with a bang with mate in 12 moves with his opponents King the only piece to aim for the other half of the board (game below this report). Ian and Gavin played straightforward chess which by move 20 was more than enough to take down Steve and Dave who got their own bits in a tangle. The opening moves of Michael against Tony were hilarious with Tony passing up the win of a piece 3 moves in succession simply by advancing a pawn with Michael mistakenly believing he would get pressure on the pawn if it advanced. After that Michael played really well to negate the pressure on his position and a repetition of moves ended the game. Iain and Robin played out a subtle manoeuvring game which was very hard to assess. Although there was still play for both sides at the finish the draw looked a fair result.
Board 5 game:
1 e4 e5 2 Nf3 Nc6 3 Bc4 Nf6 4 Ng5 d5 5 ed Na5 6 Bb5+ Bd7 7 Qe2 Bd6 8 Nc3 Nd5 9 Bd7+ Kd7 10 Qg4+ Kc6 11 Qa4+ b5 12 Qb5 mate
Dunfermline A Stirling A 
Ian Robertson 1-0 Steve Smith 
Iain Sneddon Draw Robin Hayles 
Gavin Saxton 1-0 Dave Hewitt 
Michael Roy Draw Tony Pitson 
Bryan O'Rourke 1-0 David Brodie 

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