Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Dunfermline A 1½ - 3½ Grangemouth A - 25/09/17

Dunfermline A 1½ - 3½ Grangemouth A

  1. I Robertson  ½-½ U Archibong
  2. J Webster 0-1 G Hamilton
  3. S Black 0-1 D Wallace
  4. J O’Connor ½-½ J Smith
  5. M Roy  ½-½ S Binnie

Grangemouth may have been understrength but were still too good for Dunfermline’s top 5.  Interestingly, individually each of the games could easily have had a different result.  Boards 1 and 5 were similar in that Grangemouth were pressing strongly in the middlegame only for the Dunfermline players to escape to endings which were then held.  Board 2 was a loss on time in an equal position. Board 3 seemed to be saveable before the home player fell to late pressure whilst on board 4 I’m sure both players would have been surprised when Dunfermline’s death or glory attack with numerous sacrifices reached an opposite coloured bishop ending.

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