Hendon B scores their first LOCL win!

By Hendon LOCL captain Andrew Medworth
Wednesday 11 November, 2020

I’m delighted to report that Hendon B scored their first win of the season this evening, defeating Hammersmith Hodgson 3-1!

Hendon B Hammersmith Hodgson
1
Alex Leslie
2088 0 - 1
Andrew Cuff
1570
2
Jason Covey
1990 1 - 0
Ken Kwabiah
1540
3
Chris Rogal
1803 1 - 0
Rahulan Chandrasekaran
1533
4
Stanley Jacobs
1390 1 - 0
Amaya Macdonald
1525
3 - 1

The evening had a mixed start, with Stanley Jacobs' win on Board 4 quickly cancelled out by a surprise defeat for Alex Leslie on Board 1.

Thankfully, on the middle two boards Jason Covey won when his opponent went wrong in a drawn king-and-pawn ending, and Chris Rogal won on his LOCL debut after his opponent blundered his g6 pawn.

The grades made us strong favourites from the start, but they all count! Well done to the team for getting off the mark!

There was no Hendon A match tonight, as it was a rest week for the Open division. Next week we are back to having both Hendon A and Hendon B matches on the same night. Full schedule may be found in our calendar.

You can find a list of all stories about the London Online Chess League here.

[Event "London Online Chess League - U1825"] [Date "2020.11.11"] [Round "4.13.2"] [White "Kwabiah, Ken"] [Black "Covey, Jason"] [Result "0-1"] [BlackElo "1680"] [ECO "E12"] [FEN "8/p1p2p2/2P4p/1P6/P2k2P1/7P/2pK4/8 w - - 2 45"] [SetUp "1"] { Here Jason's opponent went wrong. Pawn endings can be tricky! } 45.a5 $2 ( 45.Kxc2 Kc4 46.h4 f6 47.h5 Kb4 48.Kd3 Kxa4 49.Kc4 Ka5 50.Kc5 $10 { and there is no way for either side to make progress. } ) 45...Kc5 $19 46.b6 axb6 47.a6 Kxc6 48.Kxc2 b5 49.a7 Kb7 50.h4 Kxa7 51.h5 ( 51.g5 h5 $19 ) 51...f6 52.Kb3 Kb6 53.Kb4 c5+ 54.Kc3 b4+ 55.Kc4 Kc6 56.Kd3 Kd5 0-1