The e2e4.org.uk second team had a successful couple of matches over last weekend in 4NCL Division 3.
In the first match, played in round seven, the team was pitched against Cheddleton 2, one of the teams from the northern Divison 3, which at this point merged with the southern Division 3, to form a single competition. As we outgraded them comfortably, by almost 80 points a board, we were expected to win, and indeed did so by 4.5-1.5.
I was faced by Malcolm Armstrong on board five. I gained a space advantage out of the opening, and managed to increase the pressure on my opponent’s position, until he cracked, blundering in a difficult situation. I give the game below with some notes.