Tigers and Jackals share spoils in return match

Thursday 29 September, 2011

In a thrilling Hendon v Hendon return encounter, our beefed-up 3rd team overperformed to gain a valuable half match point against our 2nd team.

Hendon 3 Hendon 2
1
Warman, Simon M
178 ½ - ½
Peiris, T Gayan M
196
2
Hjort, Helge
174 ½ - ½
Willmoth, Robert F
191
3
Landau, Jonathan
169 0 - 1
Raoof, Adam N
180
4
Dragomir, Ionica O
168 1 - 0
Du Buf, Paul
176
5
Levene, Joseph
165 0 - 1
Ellis, Daniel
173
6
Potapova, Jelizaveta
- 1 - 0
Kennedy, Craig
172
7
Iwi, David
154 0 - 1
Pepe, Salvatore
166
8
Pattni, Kishan
127 1 - 0
Rogal, Chris S
148
4 - 4

Match report by Michael Bennett

Sadly I couldn’t play for the 2nd team in this match due to feeling unwell, but Tomer Eden kindly sent me the following texts during the evening, to keep me informed of progress:

20:30 Ionica is crushing Paul. Kishan up 2 pawns against Chris. Rob is 2 pawns down to Helge with little compensation. No results yet. [That’s a poor start for the 2nd team!]

20:45 Kishan messing up but Rob can resign – Helge has excellent compensation for his 2 extra pawns :-)

20:58 Chris won his pawns back. Strange move by Simon – I think Gayan is winning now.

21:06 Helge somehow blundered an exchange and it’s no longer clear!! Gayan probably only drawing.

21:26 Dan Ellis and Pepe both won. 2nd team turning it around. [Phew! Starting to relax now.]

21:42 Rob drew!!! Adam winning. Gayan will be a draw.

21:54 3-0 to 2nd team with 3 to play. [With 6 minutes to go until the end of the session, it’s looking good for the 2nd team!]

21:58 Craig just lost to Potapova! Kishan craziest game ever but he just won!! Dragomir won. Match finished 4-4!!!!!!!!! [Aaargh!! or Hooray!!!! depending on which team you’re supporting]

So, a well-deserved half-point for the Jackals, and the Tigers can also be satisfied with a decent 1.5/2 start to the season. Next up: Ealing 2!