Board 5, Ashby 2 v Wigston 3, 07/11/14

Nov 7, 2014, 8:51 AM |

All moves in 90 minutes.

I made a mistake of some sort in recording the moves in the above position, and I simply can't recreate a legal sequence of moves from what I wrote!

The whole match hinged on this result, so my opponent rightly pushed for a win, won a pawn and we ended up as follows ...








... this is won for black ... if he spots that instead of repeating Kg4-f4 (as actually played), he could 'sacrifice' on e3, winning the eventual queening race and the game.  However, my opponent had about 40 seconds left and I had well over two minutes, so he was repeating moves and a draw was agreed, leading to a drawn match.