4NCL: 22-23 January 2000 (Ian Upton)
We turned up at the third weekend with quite a good team. Emily missed her first ever match for Wessex, but was replaced by Karen Keeling. Mike was accompanied by his family, adding a welcome extra dimension to the Saturday night meal, and forcing us to diverge from our normal spicy food to a rather good Italian restaurant.
We had hopes of 100% over the weekend. Unfortunately, we didn't quite make it.
Saturday 22nd January
Levy Gee 3Cs Wessex 1 W Longson, Alexander 2148 ½-½ Rossiter, Philip 2369 2 B Burgess, Jon 2145 0-1 Corkett, Anthony 2295 3 w Coppin, Andy 2088 1-0 Simons, Martin 2248 4 B Brown, Paul * 2090 0-1 Upton, Ian 2238 5 W Walton, Alan 1928 0-1 Neil, David 2244 6 B Bentley, John 1984 1-0 Yeo, Michael 2198 7 W Hardy, David 1896 0-1 Pye, David 2072 8 B Roberts, Elizabeth (F) 1208 1-0 Keeling, Karen (F) 1672 3½-4½
A tough match. Martin, Mike and Karens positions were all pushed back by their opponents.
yeo_rd5.pgn Mike doesnt give away his opening secrets
upton_rd5.pgn Ian, a dry player? Really??
Sunday 23rd January Wessex 4-4 Slough 2
|W||Rossiter, Philip 2369||0-1||Houska, Jovanka (F) 2282|
|B||Corkett, Anthony 2295||½-½||Buckley, Graeme 2355|
|W||Neil, David 2244||1-0||Richmond, Robert 2238|
|B||Upton, Ian 2238||½-½||Tucker, Alex 2192|
|W||Simons, Martin 2248||1-0||Smith, Andrew 2231|
|B||Yeo, Michael 2198||½-½||De Coverly, Roger 2096|
|W||Pye, David 2072||½-½||Ghasi, Ameet 2032|
|B||Keeling, Karen (F) 1672||0-1||Crichton, Martin 2025|
We were 3-1 up in this one. The remaining games promised at least 1.5 points. Easy come, easy go. Im sure the results was totally unrelated to various team-members getting to bed VERY late. Im right, arent I, Martin, Dave Pye, Ian oops, thats me . Forget that last criticism folks.
It looks like alcohol is good for performance, with the Wessex revelers scoring a massive 2/3. Alcohol, the opium of the French (defence).
yeo_rd6.pgn Mike Yeo - Amazing whose name you find in annotation notes
simons_rd6.pgn Martin duffs someone up and demonstrates that fighting for his right to party is right, right ?!
corkett_rd6.pgn Tony gets off the mark (with annotations, that is). Expect more much more. In the meantime, settle back and enjoy a game that displays the hallmarks of real (i.e. non-Grandmaster) chess. Excitement; Glamour; Sex; all ingredients that make up a satisfying strategic encounter. And just wait for his expose of the seedier side of the Accelerated Dragon. Wahahayyyyy!!
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