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Fenton B Take Points in 1st Game of the Year

posted 9 Jan 2011, 14:08 by knight moves   [ updated 9 Jan 2011, 14:25 ]
Stafford entertained Fenton B on 6th January in their first match of the new year.  The match was a close fought one with four enjoyable games, although fortunes waxed and waned.
 
Ken Wosniak got his year off to a terrific start, successfully defending against a Kings Gambit to take the point on board 1, against significantly higher graded opposition.  Andrew Leadbetter played a Kings Gambit of his own on board 2.  An unusual variation from black, saw both players have threats.  Andrew managed to stave off his opponents threats to get into a likely winning position, but used too much time in doing so, and eventually lost on time.
 
On the other boards, Geoff Cox went a piece down early in the game.  He came back fighting in the middle game, but could not recover from the earlier loss of material and went on to lose.  David Barker agreed an early draw.