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Leeds CCCC 1 v Rose Forgrove 1

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Match report by Rich Archer Rose Forgrove 1 correspondent

Match Week 4

  • Venue: Old Lion Pub, Leeds city centre
  • Date: Wednesday, 02 November 2011
Team News
The Rose Forgrove 1 line up was boosted by the return to the club of Taka Chipanga who slotted straight into top board. Ian Hunter made way for Taka's return and everyone else moved down a board. New club Leeds CCCC 1 revealed a highly impressive line-up including International Master Richard Palliser, and thus outgrading their opponents by over 50 points.
Match Preview
  • Rose Forgrove 1 had won 3 from 3 matches so far this season whereas Leeds CCCC 1 were taking their time to bed into the top division having lost against Pudsey A and drawn against Rose Forgrove
  • The two teams had not faced each other previously but Leeds CCCC 1 were noticeably fielding their strongest side so far for this key early season encounter
Match Report

Our first trip to the new boys at The Red Lion, Leeds City Centre Chess Club. They may well be new boys, but their line-up suggests they'll be anything but whipping boys. A late withdrawal of Colm Barry prevented their strongest side. However, with five whites, on paper they seemed far too strong for the best team that we've fielded for sometime. Taka played his first Wednesday game for the A-Team. Mr T had the big task of taking on IM Richard Palliser.


Take it from me...Mr T!
Leeds CCCC 1 1.5 Rose Forgrove 1 3.5
Name Grade
Result
Name Grade
Richard Palliser 231
1 - 0
Taka Chipanga 194
John Hall 207
0 - 1
Rich Archer 177
Mark Birkin 181
0 - 1
Mike Round 174
Gabor Batonyi 167
0 - 1
Roger Jennings 175
Simon Deighton 161
0.5 - 0.5
Clive Davies 169
A modest plea for a vote Out rated by 30 points I faced the daunting task of taking on, so far unbeaten this year, John Hall. Another Sicilian, another castling opposite sides and more kitchen sinks thrown! John failed to see a very difficult win, which involved sacrificing a rook and a bishop, until after the match. By persistance, sheer dint of effort and relying on a mere 99% talent, I managed to win in 22 moves. Man of the match!....voted by my colleagues. As you know I'm far too modest to vote for myself !!

Leeds CCCC 0 - 1 Rose Forgrove 1

This result was quickly followed by a Deighton- Davies draw. Clive once again made a horlicks of the opening, utilising his beloved dutch. 1 d4 f5 2 Nc3 Nf6 3 Bg5 e6 4 e4 Be7..... on move 4 black always plays fxe5; for reasons best known to himself he played Be7 and didn't get the position he was used to. Most pieces got swapped off which left a bishop and knight each ending, equal pawns and very little play left.

Leeds CCCC 0.5 - 1.5 Rose Forgrove 1

A real horlicks!

Mike Round beat Mark Birkin to give us an unassailable lead. A great effort by Mike. Unfortunately, this reporter didn't see much of this event having spotted Sam Smiths Best priced at £1.62 a pint!! I indulged and lost track of time! Apologies, I probably missed a cracking "round" of chess on board 3.

Leeds CCCC 0.5 - 2.5 Leeds Rose Forgrove 1

Not for Rogering!

Roger didn't get rogered!

Anyway, after somehow managing to detach myself from the bar, I observed Roger putting the icing on the cake by beating Gabor. Gabor should have probably won, however he failed to press home a promising attack in the early stages (Analysis from Rupert & Robin in an adjoining room showed he should've tried to roger Roger with a pawn thrust at his king!). Roger didn't need a second chance and punished Gabor for his dilly dallying, won material and then (eventually) won the ending.

Leeds CCCC 0.5 - 3.5 Leeds Rose Forgrove 1

I'd seen Richard Palliser the previous Sunday, in a pub in York, before going to see Milton Jones at the York Grand. I was hoping it would be the last time I'd see him that week! A quiet opening in his game gave Richard a slight advantage, which great player that he is, he exploited remorselessly. Taka's queen move to the kingside appeared inaccurate and Richard took no time in munching a free pawn on the queenside. Using his material advantage, he eventually ground out a win.

Final Score: Leeds CCCC 1.5 - 3.5 Leeds Rose Forgrove 1
I have played for Rose Forgrove for over 10 years and this is probably one of the best team performances that I have witnessed! Let's hope we can keep it going.

 

Rose Forgrove 1
Match 1 Leeds A v Rose Forgrove 1 Report
Match 2 Rose Forgrove 3 v Rose Forgrove 1 Report
Match 3 Rose Forgrove 1 v Copperworks A Report
Match 4 Leeds CCCC 1 v Rose Forgrove 1 Report
Match 5 Rose Forgrove 1 v Alwoodley A Report
Match 6 Alwoodley B v Rose Forgrove 1 Report
Match 7 Pudsey A v Rose Forgrove 1 Report
Match 8 Rose Forgrove 1 v Leeds A Report
Match 9 Rose Forgrove 2 v Rose Forgrove 1 Report
Match 10 Copperworks A v Rose Forgrove 1 Report
Match 11 Rose Forgrove 1 v Leeds CCCC 1 Report
 
Rose Forgrove 2
Match 1 Rose Forgrove 2 v Rose Forgrove 3 Report
Match 2 Rose Forgrove 2 v Leeds CCCC 1 Report
Match 3 Alwoodley A v Rose Forgrove 2 Report
Match 4 Alwoodley B v Rose Forgrove 2 Report
Match 5 Rose Forgrove 2 v Pudsey A Report
Match 6 Leeds A v Rose Forgrove 2 Report
Match 7 Rose Forgrove 3 v Rose Forgrove 2 Report
Match 8 Rose Forgrove 2 v Rose Forgrove 1 Report
Match 9 Leeds CCCC 1 v Rose Forgrove 2 Report
Match 10 Rose Forgrove 2 v Alwoodley A Report
 
Rose Forgrove A
Match 1 Rose Forgrove A v Harrogate A Report
Match 2 York RI A v Rose Forgrove A Report
Match 3 Alwoodley A v Rose Forgrove A Report
Match 4 Calderdale A v Rose Forgrove A Report
Match 5 Rose Forgrove A v Wakefield A Report
Match 6 York RI B v Rose Forgrove A Report
 
Rose Forgrove B
Match 1 Rose Forgrove B v Harrogate B Report
Match 2 Huddersfield v Rose Forgrove B Report
Match 3 Calderdale B v Rose Forgrove B Report
Match 4 York RI C v Rose Forgrove B Report
 
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