Broadstairs  3         Bridge   1                                        

1 Richard Clement (129) 1-0 Peter Blundell (118)
2 Chris Stampe (124) 1-0 Tim Spencer (118)
3 Gary Hilleard (118) 0-1 Graeme Boxall (93)
4 John Couzens (117) 1-0 Ian Redmond (80)

Richard Clement writes:

John Couzens was heard to exclaim “What have I missed?” as he accepted a bishop sacrifice and not long after his opponent resigned.  As John put it, “He came at me with all guns blazing and it just did not work”.  Gary won a knight early on but his opponent spotted some resources and turned the game around so at this stage the match was in the balance.  Chris won the exchange of a rook for a knight and his pair of rooks drove his opponent  to resignation.  Mine was the last game to finish.  I managed to tie my opponent up in knots but when it came to making progress in the position I played a few moves which lost all my advantage.  Luckily for me, his cramped kingside led him to lose most of his pawns and he resigned and the team won 3-1.  No sweat.

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