Tigers off the mark at Hammersmith

Monday 22 September, 2014
Hammersmith 1 Hendon 2
1
Pedersen, Carsten
195 ½ - ½
Eden, Tomer
209
2
Kelmendi, Bajrush
192 ½ - ½
Ellis, Daniel
179
3
Skulte, Christopher
175 0 - 1
Raoof, Adam N
183
4
Hodgson, Jeremy K
163 0 - 1
Landau, Jonathan
181
5
Mabud, Sheikh A
159 1 - 0
Bennett, Michael K
185
6
Morton, Peter S
153 0 - 1
Du Buf, Paul
177
7
Farnad, Safiullah
144 0 - 1
Rocco, Federico
145
8
Woolley, John H
141 ½ - ½
Kent, Anthony R
153
2½ - 5½

Match report by Michael Bennett

The Tigers started their season with a good win last night against newly-promoted Hammersmith, despite the late arrival of half the team due to heavy traffic.

A solid victory for 12-year-old Federico Rocco on his Tigers debut gave us a head-start, and although several Hendon players seemed to be in some trouble, this was followed by wins for Paul du Buf and Jonathan Landau, and draws from Anthony Kent and Tomer Eden, to reach 4-2. Daniel Ellis also turned around an inferior position to hold the draw, and Adam Raoof converted a winning position to finish the match at 5.5-2.5.

Hammersmith 1 v Hendon 2 - final 2 boards
Hammersmith 1 v Hendon 2 - final 2 boards

Power play by Adam Raoof on Board 3:

[Event "Hammersmith 1 v Hendon 2"] [Site "Hammersmith"] [Date "2014.09.22"] [White "Adam Raoof"] [Black "Chris Skulte"] [Result "1-0"] [ECO "D00"] 1.d4 d5 2.e3 Nc6 3.f4 Nf6 4.Nf3 Bg4 5.Be2 e6 6.O-O Bd6 7.c4 dxc4 8.Ne5 Bxe2 9.Qxe2 Na5 10.Bd2 c5 11.Bxa5 Qxa5 12.Nxc4 Qa6 13.Nxd6+ Qxd6 14.Qb5+ Nd7 15.Rd1 a6 16.Qxb7 Rb8 17.Qf3 Rxb2 18.Nd2 Rb8 19.Ne4 Qb6 20.dxc5 Nxc5 21.Nd6+ Ke7 22.Nc4 Qb7 23.Qh5 Ne4 24.Ne5 g6 25.Qh4+ Ke8 26.Rac1 f6 27.Nd7 Qxd7 28.Rxd7 Kxd7 29.Qh6 Rhc8 30.Qxh7+ Kd6 31.Rd1+ Kc5 32.Qe7+ Kb5 33.Qxe6 Rc4 34.h3 Nc3 35.Rd6 Nxa2 36.Qd5+ Kb4 37.Rxa6 Rb5 38.Qd6+ Kb3 39.Qa3+ Kc2 40.Qxa2+ 1-0