Preston v Poulton

Challenge Cup Wed 8th May 2024   Verify
BoardHomePrestonPoultonAway
1 (B) 2175
N
Jowett, Peter E
½ - ½
G
Phillips, David A
2087
2 (W) 2074
G
Peacock, Malcolm R
1 - 0
S
Evans, Paul A
2073
3 (B) 1866
G
Ashcroft, Graham J
0 - 1
N
Sosinski, Jakub
1838
4 (W) 1947
S
Taylor, Phillip J
1 - 0
G
Garrett, Peter A
1730
5 (B) 1868
S
Reaney, Conor
0 - 1
S
Fearnhead, Paul N
1729
6 (W) 1784
G
Willow, Hambel M
0 - 1
S
Rogers, Simon N
1659
7 (B) 1780
B
Pennington, Geoffrey
0 - 1
B
Wilcox, Keith A
1604
8 (W) 1694
S
Tillotson, Carl A
1 - 0
S
Murtagh, Terence
1309
Total151883½ - 4½Total14029

Last update Graham Ashcroft Thu 9th May 2024 11:50. Reported by Graham Ashcroft Thu 9th May 2024 11:50. Verified By

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Geoff Pennington recently leant me a book : Preston in 50 Buildings. It lists the 50 most beautiful, captivating, historic and iconic buildings in Preston. Strangely Jalgos isn’t in it.

Board 1 : Fairly early draw

Board 2 : Paul went on the attack but weakened his own king-side with g5. Malcolm activated his rooks and was putting pressure on the g5 pawn when Paul got his queen trapped on h6 and was going to lose it for a knight when he resigned.

Board 3 : Going into the endgame all pieces had been swapped off , apart from us both having a dark squared bishop. I had 4 pawn ‘islands’, three of which were on dark squares and I mistakenly believed that I could hold out for a draw.I didn’t play particularly well at this stage but Jacub skilfully started picking off the pawns and forced resignation. My second loss to a Poulton player in the last 2 weeks. At least Geoff’s book will help me to identify the most appropriate building to throw myself off ( only kidding folks !)

Board 4 : Peter went for all out attack, his king remained in the centre, Phil soon won a piece. As pieces were exchanged he closed out for the inevitable win.

Board 5 : Conor got a bishop trapped in the enemy camp and in order to save it weakened his own king and lost the exchange and a couple of pawns in the process. Paul eventually forced the win.

Board 6 : Simon went for a successful pawn storm against the white king which destroyed the white defence. He was threatening mate with his queen and there was no defence.

Board 7 : Keith invaded on the queen-side with his queen and eventually emerged a piece up which was enough for the win.

Board 8 : Fine endgame technique by Carl saw him shepherding a pawn towards promotion despite being the exchange down.

Well played and well done to Poulton. After the final game Captain Paul was presented with the Challenge Cup.