Report – 3 October 2003

 

Allegro tournament

Tony 1 Andrew 1

Brian 1˝ Debbie ˝

Andrew 2 Marty 0

Tony 2 Debbie 0

 

Tony won the first game against Andrew with white after Andrew looked like he might have scored a piece in the middle game (the old pinned knight on d4 in the Sicilian). But Tony only conceded a pawn and managed to make the most of a better position. In the second game Tony had 5 pawns to 4 in the endgame but Andrew played accurately and made the most of a time advantage and a nasty zugszwang to win.

 

The results of other games went to form, although the pattern of play didn’t always. Marty severely tested Andrew in game one before one silly move saw the whole game collapse. Brian showed the advantage of his opening studies together with his preference for this time control in his games against Debbie. With Debbie’s confidence shattered by Brian, she was easy pickings for Tony.

 

 

Allegro tournament: Current standings

All players to play 18 games

No.

NAME

POINTS

PLAYED

1

Andrew Robinson

7

8

2

Tony Howes

3

4

3

Brian Willcock

2

4

Debbie Jenkins

˝

4

5

Harvey Quaresmini

0

0

6

John Curran

0

0

7

Simon Williams

0

0

8

Peter Hiller

0

2

9

Marty Chadwick

0

2

10

James Hiller

0

2

 

Allegro tournament 2003 results in detail

 

 

Quote of the night:

“I hate fast chess”

– Debbie Jenkins. If she didn’t say it, she certainly wanted to!

 

 

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