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National Club Update - Met Knights v Wanstead & Woodford

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For the quarter final Metropolitan Knights faced another old rival in Wanstead & Woodford. The last time the two teams played was in the National Club final three years ago in 2004 where Wansted emerged victorious.

Metropolitan won the toss and were White on odds. The teams were fairly evenly matched although Wanstead were slightly higher graded on average.

 

Bd  Metropolitan Knights
157vWanstead & Woodford
159.4
1w
Nick Noden
181
1 - 0
D.I.Reynolds172
2b
Zafer Djabri
161
 ½ - ½L Marden169
3w
Ian Gallagher
1510 - 1I Hunnable
165
4b
Kathy Djabri154 ½ - ½T Whitton161
5w
Kevin Lenaghan1381 -0M Murrell
130
    3 -2  

 

Board 5 was the last to finish and provided some drama, as the position was
imbalanced (queen and rook vs two rooks, a bishop, and some extra pawns),
and very sharp. It was an advantage to us that the match position meant
the Wanstead player had to win rather than seek a perpetual.


Zaf  was in some danger of losing on time, and was relieved to make the time control
with a level endgame: we would have lost the match otherwise. Nick's game, on
the other hand, was the match winner - he always looked better, and won in
fine positional style.

 

 The next round is the Semi Final where we will play Maidstone. 

 



Last Updated on Saturday, 12 May 2007 12:38  

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