Report from Ed Goodwin on Coventry Chess Club A first win since 2017
This was our first win in league 1 since January 17th 2017
Henrik had a strong looking attack but over pressed trying to win against Mark Page and lost in a time scramble . A rare loss in what has been an excellent season.
Dave Ireland had to fight to get a draw against Mike Donnelly who as always knew the opening very well. Dave would have liked to agree a draw earlier than he did but at that point the result of the match was unclear.
Bernard won against habitual opponent Ben Graff. Early on the game I didn’t think it looked that good for Bernard ( I may be wrong here). Then when I looked later he had won a rook.
My game against David Shurrock was a 22 move win with the London System after he allowed a Greek gift Bxh7 sacrifice. It was my first win in Division 1 for a season and a half.
Coventry A 2.5 v 1.5 Kenilworth A