Monday, 1 April 2013

Deadly Enemy

With the season drawing to a close and Cardigan A once again looking invincible at the top of the Dyfed League, Aberystwyth A travelled to Tanygroes on Wednesday 27th March for an away match against a depleted Carmarthen team. Rudy van Kemenade emerged from middlegame complications against Gerry Heap's Modern Defence with an extra pawn but the less active pieces. Trying to secure a clear advantage he allowed the Black counterattack to break through, and was mated. Julie van Kemenade, on the other hand, despite not getting her customary kingside attack from the Philidor, reached a comfortable endgame with knight versus bad bishop against Huw Morcom, and claimed the point. Tony Geraghty's London System game against Paul Orton was very stodgy for a while, both sides having two very uncomfortable bishops; it was Black who broke out first, only to drop a piece through a misjudged tactic. The position was still not easy for Tony, however, and he finally succumbed to his deadliest enemy, the clock. With Carmarthen defaulting on bottom board, the match was drawn 2-2.

Rudy van Kemenade - Gerry Heap 0-1

Huw Morcom - Julie van Kemenade 0-1

Tony Geraghty - Paul Orton 0-1

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