Chorlton B RESULT Marple B
1 A All-Allak 0 1 Glenn Trueman
2 T Mackrell 0.5 0.5 Tony Doust
3 J Haines 0 1 Jeff Barlow
4 S Duffy 1 0 Peter Wilcox
5 P Forbes 0 1 Barrie Edwards
TOTALS 1.5 3.5
The B team managed to stem its losing streak with an excellent win at Chorlton last night, thanks, in no small measure, to Glenn for kindly agreeing to fill in for Peter Kelly. Glenn duly won his game on board 1 against an ungraded opponent, estimated at 30!. Barrie has been playing some uncharacteristically long games recently but last night he was back to his usual self. He surprised his opponent with his trademark B x f7 sacrifice, fully justified in this game and won in 11 moves. The rest of us had barely got started! Tony drew his match and Peter didn't despite being a piece up at one stage. So I had to get something to secure the win. My opponent played very aggressively, pushing pawns on both sides of the board without castling. To be honest I thought he would win the game and could have done so but let me off the hook through allowing exchanges. When it came to heavy pieces and pawns his advanced pawns and exposed king gave me enough chances so I could simplify to a winning endgame. I must admit to being nervous; it's a long time since I had a kings and single pawn ending in a league match. Anyway if I made any mistakes they weren't exploited and I got my queen and won.
Our next match is in a couple of weeks at home to Wilmslow B.