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 3||Hendon 2||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!