Preston 3 v Lytham 2

Division B Wed 10th Apr 2019
BoardHomePreston 3Lytham 2Away
1 (B) 140D
B
O'Mara, Paul
0 - 1
S
Raynor, Philip N
142B
2 (W) 135C
G
Tuke, David
½ - ½
S
Aspinall, David E
139A
3 (B) 122D
S
Moffatt, William J
½ - ½
B
Tinton, Robert
125C
4 (W) 111L
B
Daune, Joss P
½ - ½
G
Morrison, Lynne GP
115C
Total5081½ - 2½Total521

Last updated by Geoff Pennington at Wed 10th Apr 2019 23:31 Reported By Geoff Pennington Verified By

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Lytham2 visited Preston`s new home venue, Jalgos Club. Evenly matched teams produced a close contest. Board 2 was first to finish - an enterprising Budapest Gambit from Black eventually fizzled out into a level R, B and several pawns ending. On 3 Black mishandled the French allowing the queenside to be blocked and having a typical bad bishop. White`s kingside initiative looked dangerous but Black constructed an adequate defence. On 1 Phil craftily avoided Paul`s favourite Albin luring him into a Queen`s Gambit. Paul launched tactical complications in the middle game but Phil had the more solid position and better co-ordinated pieces winning two pieces for a rook. Although the material count was level (White R 2Bs 4Ps to Black 2Rs 5Ps) the two bishops on an open board were devastating. Last to finish was Board 4, in the endgame both sides had R B and several pawns. White had a positional advantage but possibly missed a chance to win a decisive pawn, and soon after the rooks came off a draw was agreed.