Cumnor 1 v Wantage 1 [Match Report]

Cumnor 1 made it three wins in a row on Thursday night vs Wantage 1.

Cumnor 1 Wantage 1
1 Stevens, Gareth (149) 0 – 1 Bush, Martin L (158)
2 Varney, Andrew (146) ½ – ½ Piggott, Roly (147)
3 Terrington, Simon () ½ – ½ Hemmings, Peter (143)
4 Glenn, Liam (140) 1 – 0 Ashford, Martin E (131)
5 Varney, Daniel (133) 1 – 0 Richards, Simon A (127)
6 Sayers, Mark (134) 1 – 0 Cordon, Ray (103)
Match played: 06 Jan 2014 3.5-2.5

The first game to finish was Liam’s, he quickly gained a better position playing against his favourite opening (the Caro-Kann) and eventually won a knight. Simon playing with the Caro-Kann as black, gained a draw against Peter Hemmings. Daniel also picked up another win to make it 2.5-0.5 to Cumnor 1. The remaining games created a tense atmosphere. Andrew lost under time pressure but Mark managed to win the endgame against Ray Corden putting us 3.5-1.5 up and winning the match. Gareth had a massive time advantage against his opponent in a complicated position but Martin Bush had just enough time to win, he had 1 minute 12 seconds left when Gareth resigned.

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