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Telepost A vs Priorslee Lions

Beware the wounded animal Telepost league champions suffered a defeat in their last match and the title is no longer in their own hands, so all matches are must wins for them, as for us looking increasingly like 3rd from bottom.

We took our strongest team of the season but on paper was still no match but you never know.

Well this is becoming far to common for my liking , yet another game that just did'nt go my way and resulted in a defeat. Have I forgotten how to play? I don't know some games this year have been unlucky but too many I just have'nt played well and as they say it's tough at the top.Nigel surprized me by playing e5 instead of  some line of a Sicilian defence and giving me the chance to play a more aggressive opening gambit. But he quickly was aware that his best chances were not to let me play my game and took my gambit pawn then killed the game by forcing pieces off. The way I played went peferct for his plan as he squeezed home the pawn advantage.

Glyn was playing Richard earlier when they met we saw a French Winawer and again this time but with reversed colours. It was an explosive affair with pieces on free all over the board. But as the game was going I could see that Glyn was taking more and more chances and eventually found a move that unfortunately just lost and Richard decided to finally take some of the pieces on offer and closed out the victory.

On 3 a rare game this season for Jim, looks like he might get one more this season before he sadly departs back up to Scotland. He was playing Phil Zabrocki they have met twice before with Jim getting the better position and material up but then going on to lose. Yet again this was to be the case, I don't know for sure about material advantage but he was gutted to blunder a rook in a time scramble and as it turned out lose us the match.

Andy on 4 against John Bashall was always going to be a tight battle and it proved with them cancelling each other out to draw.

Then we come to 5 Steve against Keith Tabner en route to Shrewsbury we were discussing who might play 5 and that Steve had never played Keith. Early on Keith took a poisoned pawn and things were going well for Steve, but one of the most bizarre things I've ever come across happened, we were all concentrating on our own games then  Steve said something out loud, I turned around and he said I've just declared mate in one. I jokingly said to Nigel he best have it then! , of course he did'nt he thought Keith had to take a piece that resulted in mate, but theres no law saying you must take a piece and Keith didn't have to take it and there was no mate. Phil Zabrocki like most of us could'nt believe what had happened and laughing  I heard him say, did Steve think he was playing in the 19th century , a fair point! and one I hope Steve does'nt make again, but having had the humiliation of it not being mate to Steve's credit he did manage to regain his focus and went on to win the game to make the match score 1.5-2.5 with Jim's game remaining.

 

Telepost A vs Priorslee Lions

N Ferrington (204) 1 v W Bates (165) 0

R Bryant (174) 1 v G Pugh (161) 0

P Zabrocki (178) 1 v J O'Neil (157) 0

J Bashall (149) 0.5 v A Tunks (144) 0.5

K Tabner (146) 0 v S Tarr (147) 1

                       3.5 -1.5

 



Comments


  • 19 months ago

    natpaul92

    He should still beat his opponent at Telepost even if he was an hour down. And yes because of his low Polish grade it was fine that he played in the minor. He won't be able to next ear though. 

    Good luck in your match on Monday.

  • 19 months ago

    dagdathecelt

    Jims last game on Monday and as I said Adrians old rating was only 120ish so think after 8 years .Yes should have been in the minor. The one game he played was against Telepost c or d but he could'nt get to the club until just after 8:30 so an hour down on the clock in his debut game . Like I said I think he could go on one but he's one of those players that is really difficult to say how good he is. I pasted him at quickplay one week  but the following week he had come back and adapt to my style and he was on top.

  • 19 months ago

    natpaul92

    Ah, that's his first name then :) And to be fair he should have won his first two league games. If he can beat Watson then he should definitely beat them. And I remember seeing him at the congress, he was only in the minor! A player of his ability shouldn't have been in that section, I know it was 8 years but that's not long enough to become terrible at chess. But I guess it's not like what Zabrocki did because at least he never had an ecf grade of 160.

    And seeing Jim lost for words is a first! But that was probably because he had never seen Adrian before so didn't want to scare him away with his Scottish banter :) He's a good find for Priorslee though but it would take something for him to be better than you and Glyn as you're both good experienced chess players. However if he can then it's an even better find!

    So has Jim gone or does he have another game or two?

  • 19 months ago

    dagdathecelt

    No im talking about Adrian ;-), yes even that game was difficult to say how good he is, because not sure if he won a piece for nothing with good play or if it was just overlooked. Certainly his results have been steady won all his league games and was undefeated at Shropshire congress after not playing for 8 years. 1st club night thrashed Jim at 10 minutes each quickplay. But his old Polish grade only had him about 120ish and straight away I felt he was better than that. Not often Jims lost for words either.

  • 19 months ago

    natpaul92

    Just looked and I presume you're talking about Zdanowski. He's obviously got talent to be able to beat Joe Watson who's a very solid player.

  • 19 months ago

    natpaul92

    Well if he can play bd 1 for the A team perhaps he should be put straight into 5 to see how he gets on. It's great to hear you've got a player like that though. The more better players will just help the league and county chess in general improve.

    And don't underestimate George! :)

  • 19 months ago

    dagdathecelt

    George you are joking are'nt you! no we have someone new but he is being eased in at the lower level but I think he could play board one for the first team, but were not 100% how good he really is.

  • 19 months ago

    dagdathecelt

    No none of the above , yes we have someone else

  • 19 months ago

    natpaul92

    Are you saying Gary is your secret weapon or someone else is? I guess you could play Munroe or George (who can definitely be a secret weapon).

  • 19 months ago

    dagdathecelt

    No not Gary but our secret weapon I think !

  • 19 months ago

    natpaul92

    Yes that is a loss but you'll be fine. You can call up Gary who's 140! Which is how good he should be when he decides to play properly :)

  • 19 months ago

    dagdathecelt

    Yes he was offered a job in Glasgow just had to attend an interview, but was just formality as they approached him. So he's back off up north , he's not sure if he will be here for the next match. A big loss to us.

  • 19 months ago

    natpaul92

    Has Jim got a job in Scotland then?

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