ECA 3.5 Altrincham A 2.5

Posted on: April 12th, 2012 by Phil Ramsey

ECA won their final home match of the season last night to cement their position in 3rd place. Smooth wins by John, Keven and Paul saw us to victory.

1. P Ramsey 0 – 1 Y Kolodiy (178)
Playing another King’s Indian I had a cramped position and in time trouble missed a move to free my position and ended up with a losing endgame.
2. J Reed 1 – 0 K Lockett (169)
Karl played the opening badly and gave John a strong Kingside attack. John missed the quickest win but kept Karl under pressure and he eventually collapsed.
3. K Holton 1 – 0 W McCartney (136)
Keven had a perfect Sicilian, easily refuting McCartney’s attack and then taking control of the board with his extra centre pawns.
4. P Bamford 1 – 0 R Clucas (127)
Paul’s slow system against the Sicilian was exactly that but eventually yielded Paul a mating attack.
5. T Rickards 0 – 1 D Hughes (134)
Tudor had an equal position out of the opening but drifted into a defeat (the game ended in my time trouble so I didn’t see what happened.)
6. A Stokes 0.5 – 0.5 C McNulty (120)
All the heavy pieces were swapped off on the open C file and a sharp endgame was eventually drawn due to insufficient material.

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