Priorslee Lions V Newport
Could we make it to Christmas undefeated? a very tricky task lay before us Newport usual title contenders, they needed to win to A. pull themselves back into contention and B. Take points away from us .
On paper we were up against it even though they like Telepost have lost their usual board 2 Gavyn.
Well I don't know who scored the moral victory in my game e4 e5 not Caro-yawn should I claim it or Nathaneal for surprise factor. Im going to give it Nathaneal but only because I started to play the Scotch and shouldn't have against him.
Adrian's game looked like a typical rerun of previous games and board 3 also looked like an uneventful game.
By move 7 of my game I knew mine was going to be a dull affair not only that but I was going to have to work at trying to get a pawn back in an open position.
Nathaneal was playing slowly Im not sure if it was an added tactic to bore me to death but it was certainly working. I glanced at 1 and 3 again unable to relieve my boredom , so tried spying board 4 with little success, but Steve would make a terrible poker player I could tell he was not in a great position from his mannerisms.
Finally the boredom was broke I thought for a moment Glyn had won, but it was his opponent realizing he was going to lose a piece but he hadn't thrown in the towel just yet.
At this point I brought myself to look at Adrians game a bit closer and thought yep this looking like another draw or even better for him.
Not long after the one board that I hadn't got a clue about 5 was over Munroe had won suddenly all the pressure of the match was really on Newport with 3 certainly losing and them having to win the remaining games.
Indeed it was 3 that was next to finish and 2-0. Still struggling in my game and hoping I could maybe salvage a draw. Nick had suddenly decided to play more aggressive and was piling on the pressure against Adrian and had somehow obtained what I thought to be a winning advantage.
3rd game to finish was board 4 a mini yell of delight came from Steve and he had won the match for us 3-0 afterwards I was to see why he was so pleased he was getting murdered.
I offered a cheeky draw I sort of felt I could hold the position anyway, but was rejected.
Just left me an Adrian playing for nothing really and some of the moves we were playing showed that we weren't to bothered. I think Adrian had set up what I thought to be drawn position only to blow it 3-1 and at this point I was totally lost on the board but the clock gave me encourage to play on, that and the fact I didn't really want to lose to Nathanael. The game was getting worse and worse I even lost the plot checking his king when better drawing chance was just activate my own king into play. At this point Nathanael really was thinking too much into things he had an easy board to play but it reached the point he had under a minute, I was taking my time to come up with unexpected moves hoping he wouldn't play solely against my king especially by this time he had 2 queens he was under 10 seconds when I came up with the idea of moving my king so I lost my queen , hoping this would be the option chosen rather than a forced mate I'd seen, luckily Nathaneal went this way he now had 4 seconds to mate me , I just looked for a move that wouldn't give him a mate instantly , 1 second on the clock and I thought i won he will never take that pawn off before he presses the clock , but i was wrong he did and the clock still showed 1 second , it wouldn't matter where I moved at this point he wouldnt have time to make another move and he conceded the draw.
Today as I write this I feel a little embarrased that I played it on however I am glad Nathanael still hasn't beaten me in a proper game of chess :-)
3.5 - 1.5
|A Zdanowski(170) 0, N Rutter(198) 1; W Bates(158) 0.5, N Paul(169) 0.5; G Pugh(157)1, S Maydew(150) 0; S Tarr(148) 1, C Lewis(155) 0; M Morrison(144) 1, T Eadon(ug) 0.|
For some reason it wont let me add my game at the minute so I will try again later. Ok keeps going wrong at the same point so Ive written the rest of the moves under comments.
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