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Match Result

Season 18/19
Date Mon 03 Dec 2018
Competition:Hillingdon League Division 3
Fixture Ealing 'C' v Harrow '3'
Result W: 3-2


BoardGradeEaling 'C'
Harrow '3'Grade
1 Jason Obihara
Marshall, Alan R 123
2 Jose Marcos de Oliveira
Dhemrait, Surjit S 122
3 Carlo Paglialunga
Walker, David R 89
4 Nandinee Thatte
Hadi, Abdul None
5 Alex Lushpa
Maddock, Roy E 68

Captains Comment

In a closely fought home match against a similar strength Harrow C team, we won by 3 – 2.

On Board 1, Jason, playing white, opened with his preferred Bird’s opening. After both players castled kingside white launched a kingside attack and went the exchange up after capturing rook for knight. With queens exchanged white advanced his central passed pawn to the seventh rank, a rook in support, and black, threatened with the loss of a piece to prevent the pawn promotion, resigned.

On Board 2 Jose was black and opened with the Sicilian defence. The game proceeded evenly as pieces were exchanged, but came down to a rook and pawn endgame where white was two pawns up. When black lost his remaining pawns and with no prospect of counterplay Jose resigned.

Carlo, playing white on Board 3, for a change which he said ‘put a smile on my face but also gave me the nerves seeing I got so used playing black that I now prefer’. He opened up with e4 and black played c5, the Sicilian, White then decided to play the King’s Indian attack but with different move orders just to confuse his opponent. As things progressed the position was very equal with queen side play, and on move 29 black offered a draw which white declined. Eventually white won control of the ‘a’ file and black allowed a queen exchange which cost him two pawns. Black was then threatened with the loss of a piece, as his king was caught having to defend both his bishop and knight. Black, a piece down in addition to two pawns, resigned. 2 – 1 to us.

Nandinee, was playing black, and after the king’s pawn opening, both players castled kingside. After some manoeuvring in the opening and middle game, white pressed an attack on the kingside and checkmated black’s king.

Finally on Board 5 Alex played as white with a king’s pawn opening. Both players castled kingside and black captured a pawn on the queenside, but allowed white to press a dangerous kingside attack against black’s weak point on f7. White was able to capture the pawn and black bishop for his rook, and then with a knight fork on black’s king and queen, black was forced to resign.