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Close Encounter With Chedd D

posted 17 Jan 2012, 11:03 by knight moves   [ updated 6 Feb 2012, 04:53 ]
Stafford B resumed their league program with a home match against Cheddleton D in the North Staffs Div 3 last week. Unfortunately Cheddleton took the points with a 2.5 to 1.5 win in what was a close match.

Andrew Leadbetter, Denis Nesbitt and David Barker achieved steady draws, but Peter Evans lost his game on board 2.  Playing white, he optimistically tried his “Fried Liver” attack and although he quickly recovered his sacrificed knight, he soon paid the price for his lack of development and after a loss of material he was forced to resign.

Denis Nesbitt and David Barker played well with balanced games that were clearly drawn, while Andrew Leadbetter expected his position to crumble and when the others had finished accepted a draw, having an inferior position.   Stafford were outgraded on all boards.
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